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Introduction to the special issue on English language teaching in public primary schools in Latin America

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Published: 2016-08-01

Authors

José Luis Ramírez-Romero

Universidad de Sonora

Peter Sayer

University of Texas at San Antonio

Keywords: English language teaching; Latin America; primary public schools

Abstract

The guest editors introduce the Special Issue on English Language Teaching in Public Primary Schools in Latin America by summarizing articles about public primary English language programs in six countries in Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. They synthesize the main issues related to English education programs in the region and discuss the common trends and challenges addressed by the authors in the special issue.

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Author Biographies

José Luis Ramírez-Romero

Universidad de Sonora

José Luis Ramírez-Romero is a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at the Universidad de Sonora. His research interests include primary language education and the state of the art of Foreign Language Teaching in Mexico and Latin America.

Peter Sayer

University of Texas at San Antonio

Peter Sayer is an associate professor of applied linguistics/TESOL in the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests include educational sociolinguistics and primary language education in the US and Mexico. 

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Published: 2016-08-01

How to Cite

Ramírez-Romero, J. L., & Sayer, P. (2016). Introduction to the special issue on English language teaching in public primary schools in Latin America. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24, 79. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.24.2635