Wednesday, June 6, 2007

English for Medical Professionals

Some of my advanced ESL students have been doctors or nurses. Most have been visiting the U.S. for the purpose of improving their general English speaking skills. However, I have had nurses who live in the U.S. and needed to improve their English language skills for their jobs.

Medical English is a real specific field of English. It’s obviously English for a specific purpose. While I have had many different experiences in business and other areas, my closest contact to the medical profession has been infrequent visits to the doctor. I needed additional ESL resources to prepare lesson plans for these students.

That’s why it was wonderful to come across a great website with medical English. is a useful site for ESL teachers and medical professionals who are not native-English speakers.


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