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[Teaching English at Damascus University Medical School] research abstract


[Teaching English at Damascus University Medical School] research abstract

The World Health Organization gives special attention to developing and training human resources and improving their accessibility to reliable and updated scientific resources. This study aims to determine the ability of students in Damascus University Medical School to benefit from English sources of information: they study medical sciences in Arabic but 4 hours per week are allocated for the study of English. The study shows that the benefit to the students from these classes is minor: their proficiency remains at level B1 (according to the General European Framework). This makes it essential to modify the English classes. It is important to determine the role of medical sciences teachers and to qualify students to be able to pass international examinations.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19731782

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تاريخ البحث 2009 May-Jun;15 Shocked

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The study shows that the benefit to the students from these classes is minor: their proficiency remains at level B1

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wait wait...
There are a lot of methodologic issues that have to be clear before you come to such conclusion.
you need to get the full articel fisr and read the details. Some questions that come to my mind

Was there correlation with students level at the university ? it is some how expected that students who don't do well in arabic (do read and take their studying seriously) are not going to benefit as much what ever language you use!!

What student level did they examin ( thirst 3 years or last three years : basic or clinical sciences)

How did they measure the outcome and did they emphazise of English understanding / speaking or just ability to absorp information and come up with conclusions?

Also was there any bias ? This same journal published an artice in 2006 with a conclusion that teaching in Arabic was superior to English (the study was done on some other university
??

My observation is that almost all students who prepared well for English based exams (and surprizingly some had French as their main second language rather than English) did very well? So I have seriousl doubts about this study

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There are a lot of methodologic issues that have to be clear before you come to such conclusion

same here
أنا قارئ هذا البحث من فترة وحبيت أطرحه مشان نتناقش فيه،
فعلاً النص الكامل غير متوفر وطرائق البحث ليست واضحة أبداً!!حتى الحصول على النتائج.
كل ما ذكروه هو التالي:

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they study medical sciences in Arabic but 4 hours per week are allocated for the study of English.

البحث بأكمله غير واضح....
لكن ما أثار ربيتي هو :
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