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:
- Familiarize students with relevant technical vocabulary and introduce them to language functions in medical conversation and communication.
- Initiate students into academic writing in the field of medicine.
- 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.