The International Certification System for Spanish as a Foreign Language in Antioquia (Colombia): Experience and Perspective

  • Gustavo Jaramillo Cardona
  • Jaime Alberto Naranjo
  • María Claudia González Rátiva
Keywords: spanish as a foreign language, SICELE, nodal methodology, Spanish teaching.

Abstract

The International System for Spanish as a Foreign Language (SICELE, its Spanish acronym) is an initiative of the Cervantes Institute and a meaningful group of Latin-American universities presented during the Third International Congress of the Spanish Language in 2004. It aims to create parameters to standardize and mutually recognize the different exams or certificates of Spanish as a foreign language that make part of the System. A nationwide nodal work methodology came across for the consolidation of this initiative. This searches to benefit professional development, the study of legal framework, the possible design of international exams, the respect for linguistic varieties, the positioning of the Spanish language and the region as a linguistic destination, among other concrete tasks. This article talks about the Project, the experience with the methodology in Colombia and the challenges ahead for this area of knowledge, especially in Antioquia (Colombia).

Received: Recibido: 08-03-2011 / Accepted: 21-07-2011

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Jaramillo, G. ; Naranjo, J. A. & Gonzales, M. C. (2011). El sistema internacional de certificación del español como lengua extranjera (sicele) en Antioquia: experiencia y perspectivas. Íkala, Revista de Lenguaje y Cultura 16(2) 201-227.

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Published
2011-08-11
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Jaramillo Cardona, G., Naranjo, J. A., & González Rátiva, M. C. (2011). The International Certification System for Spanish as a Foreign Language in Antioquia (Colombia): Experience and Perspective. Íkala, 16(2), 201-227. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ikala/article/view/7971
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