Learn English Worldwide! Medical English.

Medical English courses are offered at Medical English Language Institute in Vancouver, Canada. Programs are intended for adults in the medical professions, doctors, nurses, medical students, pharmacists, medical technicians and other professions where medical terminology and usage is needed.

Group Medical English courses (from 2 to 40 weeks) are offered at College of English Language and IT in London, UK. Medical English program at this college will enable participants to produce verbal reports and will develop medical vocabulary. Model dialogues between patients and medical professionals are analysed and practiced. The course also includes work on developing a pleasant "bedside manner" in addition to increasing understanding of common idiomatic language.

Platinum Private English for Medicine courses are also offered at the following schools:

Please review a sample outline of the Medical English Platinum courses offered at the schools in San Francisco, Brighton and London Central:

 

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 recommendations
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.

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