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Evening Language Course:
ESL for Health Care Professionals.

Levels offered:
Intermediate to advanced.
From September 27th to November 20th, 2018.
Thursday, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

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English for the Health Sector

Target Public :

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers and any other people working in the health sector.

Course Formats :

  • Small-group lessons
  • Private or semi-private lessons

Languages Taught :

Oral and written English: foreign-language

Other Languages :

This module may be offered in other languages. Please consult us.

Levels Offered :

Level 3 and 4: pre-intermediate and intermediate
– Objective : basic functional level

Teaching Approach and Content :

All aspects of language are covered in this module : oral comprehension and expression, acquisition of vocabulary related to health care, grammar, language exercises and written work.

Professional themes in this module include:

  • Asking questions;
  • Describing symptoms, consequences and processes;
  • Offering instructions;
  • Reformulating, confirming;
  • The human body;
  • Medical vocabulary and terminology;
  • Consulting, understanding a medical history;
  • Turns of phrase, abbreviations, etc.

These themes are used in exercises (grammar, vocabulary), role-playing, and real-life simulations.

Cross-cultural exchange is integrated into all of our courses to give you the tools to understand cultural codes crucial to foreign-language acquisition.

Frequency of Meetings :

For this type of course, 1 class per week of 3 hours’ duration for 7 weeks is recommended. Alternatively, a seminar of 7 hours per day offered over three days, each separated by a week’s interval might be suitable. Other scheduling options are open for discussion.

Course Duration :

21 hours of training.

Schedule :

From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Considerable flexibility to start courses on the date of your choice. Weekend workshop(s) also a possibility. Please contact us.

Place :

This module can be given at the UQAM Language School Centre, or at a location of your choice.

Steps and Follow-up:

Step 1 :

  • A needs analysis and self-assessment by each participant
  • A placement evaluation (written and oral test)

Step 2 :

  • Discussion of the frequency of meetings and of the composition of groups for evaluation purposes.

Step 3 :

  • Start of course
  • Two Teaching evaluations, mid-way and at the end of the course
  • A regular record of hours completed
  • A detailed written report for each participant at the end of each course
  • A training certificate and evaluation

Fee :

Sliding-scale fees for groups. Please contact us.

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