DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.15554

Published:

2020-12-22

Issue:

Vol. 22 No. 2 (2020): July-December

Section:

Research Articles

Language Orientations of Chilean Secondary Students in Relation to the Study of English as a Foreign Language

Orientaciones de lenguaje de estudiantes de secundaria chilenos en relación al estudio de inglés como lengua extranjera

Authors

Keywords:

card-sorting technique, classroom curriculum, language orientarions, multidimensional scaling (en).

Keywords:

ordenamiento de tarjetas, currículo de aula, orientaciones de lenguaje (es).

Abstract (en)

Why teach English in Chile? Dominant public discourse claims for economic development, but with limited social mobility, do students from differing socio-economic groups perceive the same need? Recognising the influence of student belief systems on language acquisition, clashing language orientations could be creating unfavourable classroom environments. Thus, this study set out to identify the language orientations that secondary students recognise and hold in relation to the study of English with the purpose of helping English as foreign language (EFL) teachers become aware of the plurality of student perceptions. This was a qualitative multiple-case study which utilised a card-sorting technique paired with hierarchical cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling (MDS) to identify the language orientations and their constructs and semi-structured interviews and classroom observations for verification. Whilst the language orientations students recognise and hold were found to be similar across socio-economic lines, an important issue is the divergence identified between the language orientations associated with the classroom and those that represent student interests, which could be explained due to the lack of intentional and conscious dialogue about the purpose of the classroom curriculum. Vision planning is proposed as a tool for teachers to address this breach between students and classroom curriculum.

Abstract (es)

¿Por qué enseñar inglés en Chile? Discurso dominante reclama desarrollo económico, pero con movilidad social limitada, ¿perciben diferentes grupos socioeconómicos la misma necesidad? Reconociendo la influencia de los sistemas de creencias estudiantiles en la adquisición de lenguaje, las orientaciones de lenguaje contradictorias podrían crear entornos de aula desfavorables. Por ello, este estudio se propuso identificar las orientaciones de lenguaje que los estudiantes secundarios reconocen y mantienen en relación con el estudio del inglés con el propósito de ayudar a docentes a tomar conciencia de la pluralidad de percepciones estudiantiles. Fue un estudio cualitativo de caso múltiple que utilizó ordenamiento de tarjetas con análisis jerárquico y escalamiento multidimensional para identificar las orientaciones y sus construcciones, y entrevistas semiestructuradas y observaciones en aula para verificación. Mientras se encontró que las orientaciones que los estudiantes reconocen y mantienen son similares en todos los niveles socioeconómicos, un problema importante es la divergencia entre las orientaciones asociadas con el aula y las que representan el interés estudiantil, lo que podría explicarse debido a la falta de diálogo intencional sobre el propósito del currículo. Se propone la planificación de visión como una herramienta para que los docentes aborden esta brecha entre los estudiantes y el currículo.

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Barger, C., & Sandoval Rubilar, P. (2020). Language Orientations of Chilean Secondary Students in Relation to the Study of English as a Foreign Language. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 22(2). https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.15554

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Barger, C. and Sandoval Rubilar, P. 2020. Language Orientations of Chilean Secondary Students in Relation to the Study of English as a Foreign Language. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal. 22, 2 (Dec. 2020). DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.15554.

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BARGER, C.; SANDOVAL RUBILAR, P. Language Orientations of Chilean Secondary Students in Relation to the Study of English as a Foreign Language. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, [S. l.], v. 22, n. 2, 2020. DOI: 10.14483/22487085.15554. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/15554. Acesso em: 6 mar. 2021.

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Barger, Corinne, and Pedro Sandoval Rubilar. 2020. “Language Orientations of Chilean Secondary Students in Relation to the Study of English As a Foreign Language”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 22 (2). https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.15554.

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Barger, C. and Sandoval Rubilar, P. (2020) “Language Orientations of Chilean Secondary Students in Relation to the Study of English as a Foreign Language”, Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 22(2). doi: 10.14483/22487085.15554.

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Barger, C., and P. Sandoval Rubilar. “Language Orientations of Chilean Secondary Students in Relation to the Study of English As a Foreign Language”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, vol. 22, no. 2, Dec. 2020, doi:10.14483/22487085.15554.

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Barger, Corinne, and Pedro Sandoval Rubilar. “Language Orientations of Chilean Secondary Students in Relation to the Study of English As a Foreign Language”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 22, no. 2 (December 22, 2020). Accessed March 6, 2021. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/15554.

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