Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3194
BENITEZ GENER, Aurora et al. A proposal of a methodological strategy to the English subject in medical students of 4th academic degree. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.1, pp. 327-338. ISSN 1561-3194.
The mastery of English language by Cuban medical personnel has been a permanent cause of concern for the educational politics in Cuban medical schools. The teaching of English language has evolved and changed together with the improvement of the syllabuses in the different degrees; which has been assessed by means of a literature review. Long since 1970, Cuba is sending medical personnel to Latin-American and Middle Eastern countries, particularly to the African continent, requiring a better preparation of these personnel, specifically in English language. Due to the requirements needed to work in these countries, the methodology in use to teach English language with specific purposes must be also improved seeking for methods and alternatives to enrich teaching-learning process to make it more efficient, providing at the same time useful tools to the future graduates for the professional performances in English as well as self-training. The present paper offers an example of a methodological strategy which is applied to the English language subject taught to the medical students in 4th academic degree; the goal is: to enrich the development of the teaching-learning process in this level, and to contribute to an effective acquisition of linguistic skills to achieve communicative competence in the future graduate.
Palabras llave : HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY; TEACHING; STRATEGY; COMMUNICATION.