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.
20 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2013
Date Written: October 30, 2012
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
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