English for Medical Professionals

English for Medical Professionals

Duration: 5 days Monday – Friday 09.15 – 17.15

Location: London - Non-residential Hotel and Host Family accommodation available

Address: 101 Finsbury Pavement, London, EC2A 1RS

Why should you attend?

When it comes to practising medicine or nursing in English, Medical professionals often have concerns about lacking English language skills hampering their ability to communicate effectively with their patients. Our course has been designed with the support of medical professionals (both practising doctors and nurses) and addresses the question of effective, confident communication with patients, fellow doctors and practice managers and staff.

Turning Theory into Practice

One of the Linguarama series of Specialist Group Programmes, this course encourages participants to share ideas and experiences in order to develop their communication skills in relevant situations and contexts. The programme will be based around the specific needs of the participants, developing language skills through discussion, role-plays, presentations,vocabulary development and language analysis in professional contexts.

Practical language skills will be developed in the following contexts:

Professional skills

  • First contacts, putting the patient at ease
  • Asking questions (medical history)
  • Checking and clarifying (symptoms/diagnosis)
  • Giving advice, reassuring
  • Explaining processes and procedures clearly (treatment plans)
  • Using colloquial terms
  • Understanding different accents, talking to non-native speakers of English
  • Dealing with difficult patients
  • Giving bad news
  • Accent reduction (clarifying pronunciation errors) where necessary

Vocabulary development

  • Anatomy, health, illness
  • Prescription/medication
  • NHS – healthcare in the UK
  • Healthcare systems ion other countries
  • Doctors’ surgeries/hospitals
  • Private medical care
  • Modern medical practice in my country
  • General practice and responsibilities Language development
  • Fluency practice and vocabulary development
  • Focus on effective communication between yourself and patients,
  • Discussing issues with practice management and staff
  • Feedback on accuracy and pronunciation

Cultural skills

  • Cultural factors in treating patients
  • Culture and behaviour
  • Recognising our own culture
  • Adapting our behaviour
  • The cultural iceberg

Benefits to you:

  • Improving your English language skills in contexts relevant to your role within medicine
  • Benchmarking your knowledge with other professionals
  • Discussing case studies
  • Building on your skills in presenting specific cases in English
  • Increasing your confidence when dealing with patients or practice/hospital management or staff in English
  • Fast tracking the development in your overall language ability

Who should attend?

  • Medical professionals who need to improve their English
  • Medical professionals who plan to work internationally
  • Medical professionals who use English regularly in their work
  • Medical professionals who are planning to move to English speaking countries
  • Medical professionals who are involved in international working parties and research groups

Location: Linguarama Training Centre London
Course:  5 day - Monday - Friday

Contact us now to find out more.
Call +44 (0) 207 614 1900
or email