“I could not cope with english, so i chose french” hearing students’ voices when they are learning a foreign language

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Karen Eliana Ramírez Saavedra


This paper aims at presenting the preliminary results of a research study that foregrounds the importance of taking into account the learners’ voices. This research shows the students’ experiences of a public university
when they are learning French for specific purposes, compared to their previous contact withEnglish as a foreign language. It presents a broader vision of what it means to study EFL and FFL in a public university. This papergives voice to the students themselves in order to go beyond the language itself. It also provides a reflection upon our language education practices in Boyacá. The study
revolves around the research question:What

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