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English Communication for Health Professionals Course A is a Course

English Communication for Health Professionals Course A

Apr 6 - Jun 7, 2020


Full course description

Course Date:

Apr 6 - Jun 7, 2020


8 weeks


3-4 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge(s); Certificate (free)


This course is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding from the U.S. government and facilitated by Georgia State University for the American English E-Teacher Program, administered by FHI 360.

This four-module course has three components which will:

  1. Familiarize students with relevant technical vocabulary and introduce them to language functions in medical conversation and communication.
  2. Initiate students into academic writing in the field of medicine.
  3. Introduce students to aspects of American culture in general and the medical field in particular.

The course is preceded by an Orientation Module that will open April 6, 2020. Modules 1-4 will open every two weeks. Each module will require 3-5 hours of work. All work must be submitted by the course end date on June 7, 2020.


At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Produce effective written and spoken language using vocabulary and language structures related to weekly topics.
  • Communicate clearly in both written and spoken English about the connections between materials from the course content and your specific medical field and your own culture/environment.
  • Use a variety of levels of formality, technical language, familiarity, and emotional sensitivity.
  • Develop individual learning through strategies such as looking up word usage and note taking.
  • Improve presentation skills in formal and informal settings.


Target Audience: Non-native English speakers interested in professional development to improve their communication skills.


Course is provided by GSU on behalf of the American English E-Teacher Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. government and administered by FHI 360.

Course Instructors

Dr. John David Bunting

Dr. John David Bunting

Principal Senior Lecturer, Director of Intensive English Program at Georgia State University.

Dr. Bunting has taught at GSU since 2001. His interests include online language learning, teacher training, corpus linguistics, and using technology for language learning. He has authored several books on TESOL topics and led workshops around the world on vocabulary, technology, ESP, task-based learning, and corpus linguistics.

Ndeye Bineta Mbodj

Ndeye Bineta Mbodj

Content Specialist, Georgia State University

Ms. Mbodj has over 9 years’ experience in teaching English for Specific Purposes. She developed English syllabi for a vocational high school in Senegal in several fields, including medical English, for students from around Africa. She was the content developer for MUHAS’ 2019 English Communication for Health Professionals online course in Tanzania.


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