The Challenges Facing the National Program for Bilingualism: Bilingual Colombia

Fandiño, Y., Bermúdez, J., & Lugo, V. (2012). Retos del programa nacional de bilingüismo. Colombia bilingüe. Educación y educadores, 15(3), 363-381, 2012.

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Yamith Fandiño Parra

Universidad de La Salle

Jenny Bermúdez

Universidad de La Salle

Víctor Lugo

Departamento de Lenguas y Cultura; Ministerio de Educación Nacional

Date Written: October 30, 2012

Abstract

In 2004, the Colombian Ministry of Education designed the National Program for Bilingual Education (GNP) and specified the guidelines and objectives for its implementation throughout the country. This article is part of a research project on bilingual education funded by La Salle University, the primary objective of which is to analyze the pros and cons of the program in light of its two main challenges: bilingual education for Colombian students and bilingual education for children. Documentary research principles were used in this theoretical analysis and several considerations for teachers of English as foreign language in Colombia are raised in the interest of future developments.

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Keywords: Bilingualism, policy-making, Colombia, foreign language teaching

Suggested Citation

Fandiño Parra, Yamith and Bermúdez Jiménez, Jenny and Lugo Vásquez, Víctor, The Challenges Facing the National Program for Bilingualism: Bilingual Colombia (October 30, 2012). Fandiño, Y., Bermúdez, J., & Lugo, V. (2012). Retos del programa nacional de bilingüismo. Colombia bilingüe. Educación y educadores, 15(3), 363-381, 2012.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2296122 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2296122

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Jenny Bermúdez Jiménez

Universidad de La Salle ( email )

Carrera 5 No.59A-44
Bogota
Colombia

Víctor Lugo Vásquez

Departamento de Lenguas y Cultura ( email )

Colombia
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Ministerio de Educación Nacional ( email )

Calle 43 No 57-14
Bogotá, Cundinamarca
Colombia

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