Learners’ Perceptions and Undergraduate Foreign Language Courses at a Colombian Public University

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Ana Clara Sánchez Solarte
Gabriel Vicente Obando Guerrero
Diana Ibarra Santacruz

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This article reports the results of a study whose goal was to determine the views of undergraduate students regarding the English as a foreign language courses they must take as a requirement for graduation at a public university in Colombia. One hundred and thirty students from 10 undergraduate programs were surveyed and their responses were classified and analyzed. The findings indicate that learners are satisfied with the way foreign language courses are currently conducted. However, some aspects need further consideration and improvement. These suggestions are analyzed in this article.

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Sánchez Solarte, A. C., Obando Guerrero, G. V., & Ibarra Santacruz, D. (2017). Learners’ Perceptions and Undergraduate Foreign Language Courses at a Colombian Public University. HOW Journal, 24(1), 63-82. https://doi.org/10.19183/how.24.1.310
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Ana Clara Sánchez Solarte, Universidad de Nariño

Ana Clara Sánchez Solarte holds an MA in TESOL/Linguistics from the University of Northern Iowa (USA). She is the director of the Lenguaje y Pedagogía research group. She is part of the Editorial Advisory Board for HOW Journal. Her interests include L2 methodology and assessment.

Gabriel Vicente Obando Guerrero, Universidad de Nariño

Gabriel Vicente Obando Guerrero is an associate professor at the Linguistics and Languages Department at Universidad de Nariño. He holds a Master’s degree in TESOL/ Linguistics from the University of Northern Iowa (USA). He is a member of the research group Language and Pedagogy.

Diana Ibarra Santacruz, Universidad de Nariño

Diana Ibarra Santacruz holds a BA in English and French and an MA in English Linguistics from Radboud University (The Netherlands). She belongs to the Language and Pedagogy Research group at Universidad de Nariño. Her interests are second language acquisition, assessment, and methodology in language teaching.

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