Almost half of the English teachers in Colombia do not know how to
speak the language, a study conducted by the Ministry of Education
“Of the eleven thousand we evaluated, some five thousand didn’t know how to speak English. The other six thousand had basic knowledge of how to speak English,” Education Minister Cecilia Maria Velez White told Caracol Radio.
The minister acknowledged the seriousness of the level of the English teachers, but stated this is the general situation in Latin America.