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ERIC Number: EJ1127933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
A Case Study on Content Based Instruction for Primary School Children
Hidalgo Dávila, Helda Alicia; Caucedo Vela, Magda Lucy
HOW, v18 n1 p112-134 Dec 2011
Teaching English at the primary school level is a challenge in countries such as Colombia where children study this language for only one hour a week in most institutions, and in the best of cases for 3 hours a week. Most of the public schools do not have enough and/or adequate English materials at their disposal for students to work with; therefore, the task of the English teacher is difficult. A case study with a group of children in public schools was developed at Universidad de Nariño (Pasto, Colombia) to test some materials developed by a group of professors who considered CBI (Content-Based Instruction) materials as an option to motivate children to learn English and as a tool for language acquisition through the subject matter contents.
ASOCOPI, the Colombian Association of Teachers of English. Cra 27 A #53-06, oficina 405, Bogota, Colombia. +57-2115018; Fax: +57-2115018. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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