Jair Ayala Zárate

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Énfasis: ELT Education
Grupos de Investigación: Aprendizaje y Sociedad de la Información
Dirección: Carmen Helena Guerrero Nieto

Local English Immersions: a teachers turning point

This research project aims at analyzing the impact an English Immersion program promoted by the Government (Ministry of Education) has on the regular English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching methodology of a group of teachers from various regions of Colombia. The main objective of this program was to strengthen the participants´ language proficiency, notwithstanding the results evidenced language improvement, there were aspects such as intercultural awareness, pedagogy, the use of technology, didactics, materials design and evaluation among others that were studied and implemented during this academic exercise that should be studied as influencing factors on these teachers´ pedagogical practice.

The purpose of this study is to unveil how much influence has the participation...