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ERIC Number: EJ1127937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
Considering New Perspectives in ELT in Colombia: From EFL to ELF
Fernando Macías, Diego
HOW, v17 n1 p181-194 Dec 2010
This article aims to explore the characteristics of English as a lingua franca (ELF) as an alternative to English Language Teaching (ELT) in Colombia. It focuses initially on the role played by English in the country and on what the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) model has offered the teaching of English. This is followed by considerations regarding aspects such as teachers, methodologies, teaching materials and culture from the viewpoint of ELF. In short, the author suggests a more international dimension to the teaching of English in Colombia in an attempt to reduce the role played by hegemonic dominant Inner Circle (Kachru, 1992) varieties in ELT in Colombia.
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 - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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