Tag Archives: Spanish language

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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Is terminology enough?

When we talk about Spanish for healthcare professionals courses, what comes to mind? Lists of medical terminology and phrases translated from English to Spanish? Unfortunately, this is true for many professionals and some course instructors. However, when we only teach … Continue reading

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The Case for Bilingual Medical Professionals: Part 2

In my previous post, I wrote about various complaints and arguments that some medical professionals give regarding Spanish for healthcare courses. I explained the importance of language in healthcare and the consequences a language barrier can have on a person´s … Continue reading

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