Medical English in New York City

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

Medical English is offered as one-to-one private Platinum English language Course for Professionals. You can choose a private Platinim course with 15 or 20 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 Medical English in private classes (you can choose 1 one-to-one lesson a day in addition to the group Platininum classes). Medical English is also available as a closed mini-group course for 3 to 5 students arriving together.

Sample Timetable:







9:00- 10:50

Skill: Speaking / Listening
Professional profiles.
Language assessment.
Grammar review.
Fine-tune cse. content

Skill: Reading & Speaking
Case Reports
Presenting signs / symptoms

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
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


13:50- 14:40


Skill: Listening & Speaking.
TV medical documentary - case study

Input: Vocabulary
Medical word groups
Lay terms

Role play:
Interviewing a patient
Giving explanations

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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