An English Language and Methodology Course for Training Content Area Teachers


  • Francisco Javier Sabogal Patiño Universidad de caldas



professional devlopment, language couse and methodology, content areas teachers


This research was conducted with ten elementary school content teachers from a private educational institution in the department of Quindío in order to determine the influence of a language and methodology course on the development of teachers' professionalism and English language proficiency. To determine the impact of the course, qualitative research was carried out in which six three-hour workshops were applied and three different perspectives were gathered after each session in the form of questionnaires, a teacher's journal, and a peer observer format. According to the results, the implementation of the CBI in the course was successful because it had an impact on teachers’ perceptions, content teachers’ language proficiency and their professional development; the majority of teachers demonstrated an improvement in their English language skills.


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Francisco Javier Sabogal Patiño, Universidad de caldas

He has got his BA in Modern Languages at the Universidad del Quindío, and MA in English Didactics at Universidad de Caldas. He is interested in research about language teaching, and teachers’ professional development.


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Sabogal Patiño, F J. (2023). An English Language and Methodology Course for Training Content Area Teachers. Enletawa Journal, 16(1), 1–24.



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