An analysis of the textbooks for teaching English for medical purposes in the former Degree in Medicine at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

María Jesús Vera-Cazorla


The process of building the European Higher Education Area has fostered the internationalization of higher education and placed special emphasis on the prominent role of learning foreign languages. The implementation of the new degrees has included the so-called language requirement that must be taken into account when developing new teaching materials for the grades. In this paper we analyse various methodological and educational aspects in the six textbooks that were used to teach English for Health Sciences, ten optional subjects of the former Degree in Medicine. The ultimate goal of the analysis of the aforementioned books is to develop a taxonomic model that serves for the creation of supporting materials to be used in the optional subject of the new Degree in Medicine at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


English for Medical Purposes; Textbook evaluation; EHEA; Materials evaluation; ESP.

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