The task of making Colombia bilingual is not an easy one. And after all, there are other issues that demand more immediate attention. Nevertheless, as with many facets of Colombian life, we are making progress. Government initiatives have certainly raised the awareness level and there is no shortage of Colombians wanting to study abroad to improve their language skills and their job prospects at the same time. The failure of a large number of state-sponsored English teachers to attain a suitable level when tested recently is worrying, but we are on the right track!