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3rd RICELT Biannual Conference

junio 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beyond language proficiency: Teaching and learning English in times of inequity in Chile

The latest results of the national test in English language achievement show, once again, a slow increase in the number of students who are proficient in this second language. Even more concerning is the sustained disparity in linguistic achievement between wealthy and working class students, revealing that the context of ELT in Chile is marked by contentious socioeconomic inequity. In view of this scenario, we invite the ELT community (pre and in-service teachers of English as well as academics) to share their voices and be part of this important discussion.

OBJECTIVES

Join the discussion on current linguistic and social issues related to ELT in Chile
Become acquainted with the latest research in the Chilean ELT context
Develop a critical stance toward the situation of inequity in ELT in Chile
Determine areas that need to be explored/researched in the Chilean ELT context
Generate networking opportunities and partnerships to enhance current and future research.