The Importance Of Learning English In Colombia

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JUSTIFICATION Learning English in Colombia has become more than a requirement; it has turned into a need in view of the fact that the world globalization has accounted for a language that can serve as a communicative tool for several countries. Therefore, English is turning into a lingua franca that needs to be learned by the members of a country if they mean to be part of this global society that has emerged. Thus, the Colombian National Ministry of Education has been making efforts to strengthen the teaching of English in public schools to promote bilingualism in students from all grades and age range. To do so, it has been released the program “Colombia Bilingüe” which intends to transform Colombia in a bilingual country. Several…show more content…
To begin with, Romero and Pajaro (2016) carry out a study to promote English language learning at a public school in Monteria; to do so, they design a curriculum that encourages students to use the language not only into the classroom but also out of it. After the implementation of the curriculum, they find that students’ learning process has become more effective due to the fact that they start to consider using the target language as a need in different contexts and situations and not just for academic purposes. The results derived from this project account for the need to design lessons that require learners to use language in real-life scenarios that allow them to practice what has been learned in the…show more content…
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