Clil

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Dr. Diana Gómez-Pereira is an assistant professor of foreign language education in the Department of Foreign Languages at the Universidad de La Sabana. She teaches courses on foreign language learning theories and courses for the Minor in Intercultural Studies. Diana received her Doctorate in Education in the field of Language, Literacy, and Culture from the University of Pittsburgh, in the United States and she has taught Spanish to elementary, high school, and college students in both private and public schools and universities in the United States. Her research interests include intercultural communicative competence (ICC), dynamic assessment, English language teaching, academic writing, Genre-Based Approach and systemic functional linguistics.

Prof. Yuddy Perez holds a M.A. in Education with an Emphasis in EFL teaching. She has been working in the EFL field for over 20 years as an English teacher, teacher trainer, course designer and textbook writer for different public and private institutions. She has been a consultant to the National Ministry of Education in different actions to promote the development of communicative competences in English in the country. She is currently teaching English at the Foreign languages Department at Universidad del Norte (Colombia). Prof. Pérez does research in learning environments, curriculum design and evaluation, and teaching of skills.  

Yuranny Barrera Zerda holds a master’s degree in education from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a BEd in philology and languages from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She has worked as Bilingualism Director and head of English department in schools in Bogota.  She has also been an ELT consultant, an ESL teacher in universities and a teacher educator. 

Daniela Duarte is a self- contained teacher at Gimnasio Fontana School, (Bogotá, Colombia). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education from Universidad de La Sabana (Bogotá, Colombia), and a candidate of the Master’s in English Language Teaching for Autonomous Learning Environments at the Universidad de La Sabana (Bogotá, Colombia). Her current research area includes CLIL perceptions and implementation in Bogotá, Colombia.

Laura Quesada is a self – contained teacher at Colegio La Colina, (Bogotá, Colombia). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages from Universidad de La Salle (Bogotá, Colombia) and candidate of the Master’s in English Language Teaching for Autonomous Learning Environments at the Universidad de La Sabana (Bogotá, Colombia). Her current research area includes CLIL perceptions and implementation in Bogotá, Colombia.

Gonzalo Sánchez is an English A: Language and Literature teacher at Gimnasio del Norte (Bogotá, Colombia). He holds a degree in Modern Languages from Universidad Antonio Nariño and is a candidate of the Master’s in English Language Teaching for Autonomous Learning Environments at the Universidad de La Sabana (Bogotá, Colombia). His current research area includes CLIL perceptions and implementation in Bogotá, Colombia.

Zuleima Ahumada is an Internationally Certified English Teacher (ICELT issued by Cambridge University) and a candidate to DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching  – to Students with Special Requirements) currently working as the Bilingual Education Coordinator and a  literacy teacher at Colegio San José de Barranquilla. She has been working in the EFL field for 22 years as an English teacher, head of Language Arts department, bilingual education programmes designer and consultant, course and syllabus designer, teacher trainer (CLIL & literacy), IELTS & TOEFL trainer, and Cambridge Assessment official oral examiner (YLE, KET, PET). Her current research area includes second language and literacy learning in autistic children within bilingual education/CLIL contexts.

Carlos Eduardo Aguilar Cortés holds Master in Cultural Studies from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. He is a Master in Education and a Bachelor of Education in Castilian, English, and French languages, both from Universidad de la Salle. Currently, he is an undergraduate and graduate professor at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and the Coordinator of the English Area of the Bachelor of Education in Spanish and Foreign Languages at Universidad de la Salle. He has also been a professor at Universidad de los Andes and Fundación Universitaria los Libertadores, and a teacher at Liceo Hermano Miguel La Salle. His research interests center on native and foreign languages pedagogies and didactics, and the genealogy of bilingualism/multilinguali m in Colombia.