Colombian ELT Community and Scholarship: Current Pathways and Potency

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Edgar Lucero
Adriana Castañeda-Londoño


This editorial article reflects on the paradigmatic changes that the Colombian ELT community has recently experienced due to the developments of local scholarship in varied topics. This editorial article makes the changes evident by introducing the papers for this special issue of HOW journal on its 30th anniversary. These include topics as interculturality, literacy, English language pre-service teacher construction and professional development, critical views about bilingual education policy, and the interrelation between gender and ELT. The local scholarship development in these topics displays a rupture with the ELT canon. By so doing, the Colombian ELT scholarship shows a potency that wields foundations for the ELT field in the country.

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Lucero, E. ., & Castañeda-Londoño, A. . (2021). Colombian ELT Community and Scholarship: Current Pathways and Potency. HOW, 28(3), 5–17.
Author Biographies

Edgar Lucero, Universidad de La Salle

He is a full-time teacher educator for Universidad de La Salle, Colombia. He is a PhD candidate in Education at Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics and is specialized in English language Teaching Didactics. His research interests are in classroom interaction and pedagogical practicum

Adriana Castañeda-Londoño, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas

She holds a PhD in Education from Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. She has worked as an English teacher for around fifteen years and has also been a teacher educator. She is interested in studying social aspects of language learning and teaching.


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