This five-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, and 3) introduce students to aspects of American culture in general and the medical field in particular.
An optional orientation module will open on June 1, 2020. Course facilitation will begin on June 15, 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.