2018, Number S1
Cuba y Salud 2018; 13 (S1)
Sifontes SAS, Rivera EDM, Milián DSI
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ABSTRACTObjective: to identify the behavior of Spanish language learning in non-Spanish-speaking ELAM students for the development of international medical cooperation and collaboration.
Materials: a cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out on non-Spanish-speaking students and graduates of ELAM, selected by means of an intentional non-probabilistic sampling. Non-Spanish-speaking students were taken as inclusion criteria. All respondents completed the surveys and were reconciled and processed. In addition, 100 non-Spanish-speaking students and 15 graduates were surveyed who gave their level of satisfaction related to the learning of the Spanish language received during the pre-school course through the application of a n 8-item survey.
Results: it was found that 84% of the respondents had no knowledge of the Spanish language before arriving in Cuba; the Spanish course satisfied personal development of 65.6%, 31% expressed it negatively and 4% did not answer that item.
Conclusions: the satisfaction criterion prevailed about the learning of the Spanish language, it is verified that a small part of them does not reach the development of the communicative abilities fully; everyone values the need of the course.