English Teaching and Private Enterprise in Colombia: A Business Perspective and a Challenge to Educators

  • Debra McKinney Gehman

Abstract

Teaching English to employees, and maintaining the language levels

of those already hired, is a constant and growing concern for those

responsible for corporate education in Colombia’s private sector.

Although it might be argued that acquisition and maintenance of a

second language is an individual responsibility, when faced with an

increasingly globalized economy and the resultant use of English as

the language of business, private enterprise in Colombia has had to

intervene in a systemic problem resulting from deficiencies in private

and public secondary and higher education, as well as in private

language institutes.

Published
2007-11-01
How to Cite
McKinney Gehman, D. (2007). English Teaching and Private Enterprise in Colombia: A Business Perspective and a Challenge to Educators. GIST – Education and Learning Research Journal, (1), 144 - 148. Retrieved from https://latinjournal.org/index.php/gist/article/view/565
Section
Research Articles