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Humanidades Médicas

versión On-line ISSN 1727-8120

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GARCIA CORMENZANA, Ana J; ROQUE MARRERO, Yaimí  y  MANTILLA NIEVES, Yakelín. The development of linguistic and communicative abilities with the printing press in the English lessons. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp.550-561. ISSN 1727-8120.

Foundation: the medical students’ integral education includes the development of linguistic and communicative abilities in the English language, in such a way, they have the possibility to be informed and communicate properly in English-speaking contexts. The printing press is a means of information which allows them to reflect, valuate interpretate and communicate properly. Objective: to contribute to the development of linguistic and communicative abilities with the printing press in the English lessons Method:  it was carried out a pre-experimental study which consisted in the elaboration of exercises related to the content of medical articles taken from the printing press. The study was carried out with 40 5th year medical students and 15 health professionals registered for a post graduated course of English in the Faculty of medicine from Mayabeque. Results: the information concerning medicine and public health published in the printing press and the 5th year medical students reading habits before putting into practice the didactic experience were low. Meanwhile, it improved considerably after its implementation. The results of the four evaluative breaks show the effectiveness of the didactic experience. The development of reading abilities was increased. Conclusions: this system of work facilitated motivation during the learning activities, linguistic and communicative abilities were developed considerably; it served as a base to promote educative work, and to increase the students general and technical vocabulary.

Palabras clave : press; aptitude; language arts; medical schools.

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