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ERIC Number: EJ1128080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
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A Diagnosis of English Language Teaching in Public Elementary Schools in Pasto, Colombia
Alirio Bastidas, Jesús; Muñoz Ibarra, Gaby
HOW, v18 n1 p95-111 Dec 2011
English teaching in Colombian primary schools became a requirement because of the promulgation of the Law of Education in 1994. Taking into account that this decision produced some difficulties in the schools, a study was conducted to diagnose the state of English language teaching in primary schools in Pasto, Colombia. Data were gathered through classroom observation, a questionnaire, and interviews. The results showed that teachers are not well versed either in methodology or in the command of the English language; there was no English syllabus; didactic materials were nonexistent; and the children's lack of motivation was the most critical problem. Teachers, institutions and the government have to take into account these findings in order to improve English learning in primary schools.
ASOCOPI, the Colombian Association of Teachers of English. Cra 27 A #53-06, oficina 405, Bogota, Colombia. +57-2115018; Fax: +57-2115018. e-mail: asocopicolombia@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.howjournalcolombia.org/index.php/how
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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