THE ENGLISH TEACHING CONDITIONS
Nowadays, since there is a huge demand for the countries to enter to the new development and marketing world, the demand of English teaching hasincreased a lot. It all began in 1945 when the US president Harry Truman stated the difference between the “developed” and “under-developed” countries, he explained the reasons why US is a model for all therest of the countries. This discourse could have had some meaning and worked as a means of helping other counties to get that “developed” condition; unfortunately, it took ruler place in othercountries minds and currently, after 60 years we still think we are “under-developed,” just because another person said that.
Taking that into account, most of the countries have made the decision ofteaching English as a second or foreign language because of the worldwide demand of trade and exchange of ideas and enrichment of cultures through encountering other cultures. Colombia is one of them, andtoday, we have something called “Politica Nacional de Bilingüismo” (National Bilingualism Policy.) Located in the “Plan Nacional de Desarrollo” (National development Plan,) the “Política Nacional deBilingüismo” is a policy which says that by the year 2019 (the Independence second century celebration) Colombia has to be a bilingual country in which people will be able to speak English naturallyand to communicate with other people around the world.
Nonetheless, in a country that does not have enough resources for education; the government has created a threatening, rather than a challengingproposal for the teacher and the educational institutions. Even though they can use as a shield that they have been investing so much money in helping the institutions and the teachers to improve theconditions in which the students are in order to improve and make more effective the learning process aimed at accomplishing all the purposes of this policy, e.g.: they have invested money in...