Category Archives: Dialect Variation

New Study (2)

As I mentioned in the last post, we are hard at work on a couple of new studies that will hopefully benefit all teachers and learners of medical Spanish. Last week, I wrote about our study geared towards assessing the … Continue reading

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Language of Medicine Conference

Given that this blog is dedicated to teaching medical Spanish, from time to time I attempt to offer information on relevant, high quality sources of information and conferences. For that reason, this week I would like to highlight the international … Continue reading

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A Helpful Association and Journal

This post will be rather short this week because I would take an aside from the ongoing discussion of cultural aspects in order to highlight an organization that has helped me and can be useful to those who teach Spanish … Continue reading

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Teaching Dialect Variations

In the podcast number 49 by L de Lengua, the hosts interviewed four professors of Spanish as a foreign language who are currently teaching in Mexico. The objective was to discuss if teaching Spanish in Mexico is the same as … Continue reading

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The culture of dialect

In a previous post, I alluded to the impact of dialect variation on doctor-patient communication. Dialect variation is a cultural aspect that plays a role in our word choice, accent and the expressions we use. However, it should be noted … Continue reading

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