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Rosa Medina Riveros

Rosa is also an active member of Lectoescrinautas Colciencias Research Group at Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas. Paper presented at the International Society for Language Studies in Waterloo, Canada, Friday, June 29th, 2018.


The Colombian government has designed language policies to increase the level of English- Spanish bilingualism in the last decades. In 2014, the Colombian government launched 'Colombia: Very Well', the National Plan of English (NPE) that was created in consultancy with a private firm This study explores the English Language policy in Colombia through postcolonial sociology analyzing coloniality, imperialisms and subalternities and the connections across transnational agencies (macro- level), national actors (meso-level), and classroom teachers' enactments of the policy (micro level). It calls for de-silencing teachers and recognizing them as knowledgeable policy actors.


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