Incorporating Values into the English Classroom

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Odilia Ramírez Contreras


This paper intends to report a study in which the teacher illustrates the way to incorporate values into the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) class. It highlights the important role teachers play in the education of new generations nowadays. It states that language forms can be used to contribute to the fostering of values in a given society when they are taught in a learner-centered curriculum approach as well as with a cross-curriculum view. Examples of the activities teachers can carry out to achieve this goal are taken from the experience that the author has had in her teaching in public schools.

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Ramírez Contreras, O. (2007). Incorporating Values into the English Classroom. HOW, 14(1), 11–26. Retrieved from
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Odilia Ramírez Contreras, Liceo Cultural Eugenio Pacelli

Odilia Ramírez Contreras holds a master’s degree in English Didactics from Caldas University. She also holds a specialization degree in English Didactics and another one in Edumatics. She has been a public school teacher for 20 years and a part time professor in Caldas University since 2001.


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