English teaching and learning in tele-secondary: the case of a nahuatl community

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Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
"In Mexico most students from indigenous schools must study and learn two languages in addition to their L1. This can be any of the several indigenous languages spoken in our country, and the additional languages to be learned are Spanish and English, these as obligatory in the curricula of the school they attend to. According to Valadés (2014) Spanish is the Mexican official language that students have to learn and use. Regarding English, it has been the official foreign language included for several years in the curricula of basic education, thus students must study and learn it as a requirement. Much has been studied about education and the culture of Indigenous communities (Guia Docente, UNESCO, 2016); however, there is still a lack of knowledge of how indigenous students perceive learning English as part of their education. The aim of this study was to identify Nahuatl tele-secondary students and teacher´s perceptions of learning and teaching English there".
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