Language Policy in Multilingual Mexico

Slides and papers cited from my keynote address “Reflections on Bilingual Education, the National English Program, and the (Re)shaping of Language Education Policy in Mexico” for the Language Policy in Multilingual Mexico talk, hosted by University of Southampton.

Presentation slides (Note: Please do not reproduce any photos of students or teachers from the presentation without permission.)

Sayer, P. (2019). The hidden curriculum of work in English language education: Neoliberalism and early English programs in public schooling. AILA Review, 32: 36-63. 

Sayer, P., Martinez-Prieto D. & Carvajal, B. (2019). Discourses of white nationalism and xenophobia in the U.S. and their effect on TESOL professionals in Mexico. TESOL Quarterly, 53(3): 835-844. 

Sayer P. (2018). Does English really open doors? Social class and English teaching in public primary schools in Mexico. System, 73(2): 58-70. 

Sayer, P. Ban, R. & Lopez de Anda, M. (2017). Evaluating the educational outcomes of an early foreign language programme: The design of an impact study for the primary English programme in Mexico. In J. Enever and E. Lindgren (Eds.), Researching the complexity of early language learning in instructed contexts, (pp. 269-288). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.  

Ramírez Romero, J.L. and Sayer, P. (Eds.) (2016). Educational Policy Analysis Archives – Special Issue on English Language Teaching in Public Primary Schools in Latin America 24(84).

Sayer, P. (2015). Expanding global language education in public primary schools: The national English program in Mexico. Language, Culture & Curriculum, 28(3), 257275. 

Sayer, P. (2015). ‘More & earlier’: Neoliberalism and primary English education in Mexican public schools. L2 Journal, 7(3), 40-56. 

Sayer, P. & Lopez Gopar, M. (2015). Language education in Mexico: Access, equity, and ideologyIn W. Wright, O. Garcia, & S. Boun (Eds.), The handbook of bilingual and multilingual education, (pp. 576-589). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 

Sayer, P. & Ban, R. (2014). Young EFL students’ engagements with English outside the classroomELT Journal, 68(3), 321-329

Ramirez, J.L., Sayer, P. & Pamplon, I. (2014). English language teaching in public primary schools in Mexico: The practices and challenges of implementing a national language education program. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 27(4), 1020-1043.

Sayer, P. and Ramírez Romero, J.L. (Eds.) (2013). Mextesol Journal – Special Issue for 2013: Research on the Programa Nacional de Inglés en Educación Básica. 37(3).  

Sayer, P. & Ban, R. (2013). What students learn besides language: The non-linguistic benefits of studying English as a foreign language in primary school. Mextesol Journal, 37(3), 1-17. 

Blanco López, R., Mercau, V. & Sayer, P. (2013). PNIEB teachers’ profiles and professional development: A needs analysis. Mextesol Journal, 37(3), 1-22. 

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