Social Entrepreneurship Projects in the English Class: A Pandemic Multimodal Experience

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Jhooni Quintero-González
Amparo Clavijo-Olarte


This exploratory qualitative study shares an innovative experience with twenty-three EFL undergraduate students in the Business Administration Program at a private university in Colombia. It aimed at positioning them as problem solvers and connecting their background as sources for EFL learning. We explored how business administration students problematized their communities to propose social solutions during the pandemic. Data were collected from students’ reflective journals, students’ artifacts, and a survey. In groups, the students explored cultural practices for shopping, economy, and pet-related issues to propose a social entrepreneurship project. Eleven business projects emerged as a result of students’ socially-oriented concerns, critical skills, and multimodal experiences.


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Quintero-GonzálezJ., & Clavijo-OlarteA. (2022). Social Entrepreneurship Projects in the English Class: A Pandemic Multimodal Experience. HOW Journal, 29(1), 37-63.
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Jhooni Quintero-González, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas

He holds a B.A. degree in English teaching from Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. He is also a graduate student at the Masters’ Degree in Applied Linguistics at Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. He is currently an EFL teacher at a private institution in Bogotá.

Amparo Clavijo-Olarte, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas

She is a professor of Literacy at Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas in Bogotá, Colombia. Her researcher interests are related to Community-based pedagogies and literacies in Language Teacher Education. Her current research project is on Literacies, cultures and pedagogy in Bogotá (LCPB). (LCPB).


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