English for Medicine in Vancouver - Sample Outline

English is fast becoming a pre-requisite for those working in the medical industry. This course is aimed at doctors, nurses and other professionals in this specialised field.

English for Medicine is offered as one-to-one private Platinum English language Course for Professionals. You can choose a private Platinum course with 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 one-to-one lessons a week. This course can be combined with mini-group General English and/or Business English Platinum courses. In this case, we recommend a combined Platinum Plus course. You will learn General and/or Business English in mini-group with other executives and professionals and English for Medicine in private classes (you can choose 1, 2 or 3 one-to-one lessons a day in addition to the group Platininum classes). English for Medicine is also available as a closed mini-group course for 3 to 5 students arriving together.

Lesson MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9:00- 10:50 Skill: Speaking / Listening
Introductions.
Professional profiles.
Language assessment.
Grammar review.
Fine-tune cse. content
Skill: Reading & Speaking
Case Reports
Presenting signs / symptoms
Examinations
Investigations
Interventions
Skill: Listening / Writing & Speaking
Attending a medical conference. Note-taking.
Asking question in public.
Asking for clarification.
Grammar review:
Modal verbs for
Making recommen - dations
Discussing cause and effect
Vocabulary: Verbs -imperative forms
Topic Lesson
Input: Vocabulary
Alternative / Supporting/ Parallel therapies Discussion techniques:
Turn-taking & Interrupting
Avoiding conflict
11:10- 12:00 Topic Lesson
Input: Vocabulary
Skill: Reading /Speaking
Input: Grammar
Conditionals for Hypothesising and Discussing Cause & Effect
Input: Grammar
Passive voice for Explaining procedures
Skill: Speaking
Intercultural communication in a cross-cultural environment:
Communicating with colleagues and nursing staff
(Videoed Simulation)
Medical Board Meeting
Videoed group discussion
12:10- 13:00 Skill: Speaking
Fluency practice, feedback and remedial work on grammar and pronunciation
Grp Role-play. Case Study
Diagnosing symptoms
Making Prognosis
Treatment
Evaluation
Group Discussion
Input: Vocabulary
Skill: Speaking
Cross-cultural awareness
Bedside manner
Skill: Listening & Writing
Clinical History - Report write up from video documentary
Oral and written review and consolidation of week's vocabulary, function and grammar. Group Lunch with Teacher
LUNCH
13:50- 14:40   Skill: Listening & Speaking.
TV medical documentary - case study
Input: Vocabulary
Medical word groups
Collocation
Lay terms
Role play:
Interviewing a patient
Giving explanations
Reassuring
Skill: Speaking & Listening
Dealing with difficult cases
Diplomatic, modified and indirect language.
Giving information gently
Group viewing of morning's videoed simulation. Group discussion on performance.
14:55- 15:45 Skill: Speaking
Group Discussion
Mini Presentation of Prognosis & Treatment
Learner training: Using a mono-lingual dictionary, vocabulary files, storage and retrieval Performance, error analysis and group feedback. Remedial Pronunciation Videoed Role play of above Error analysis and feedback Error analysis and oral feedback. Recomm. for further study.

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