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- PublicaciónAcceso abiertoThe instrumentalized perception of english for competitiveness: A case study(Pensamiento Americano, 2022) Peláez, Oscar A; Echeverri, Luisa Fernanda; Castrillón, Edison F; Sello editorial CoruniamericanaLinguistic policies in Colombia promote English as an essential language to be competitive in the global world, leaving out the cognitive and cultural perspective that language learning entails. Little is known about how this notion affects the pedagogical practices of teachers in training. The objective of the research is to understand the relationship between the instrumentalized vision of English and the development of teaching practices. The study was carried out under the interpretive paradigm. The study participants were three trainee teachers and two students. For the collection of information, the semi-structured interview and the focus group were used as techniques. It was found that the instrumentalized view of English promoted by language policies becomes an obstacle to its learning. In addition, it was found that teachers in training faced difficulties in becoming policy makers, that is, in appropriating policies according to the needs of the context. The study concluded that the failure to achieve the objectives set by language policies is perhaps due to this unfortunate conception that only promotes a structural and utilitarian view of language.