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Specialist Language Courses

English for Medical Purposes, Accent International

English for Medical Purposes

Accent’s specialist English for Purposes courses are designed to fit the needs of the participant – they do not try to make the participant fit a pre-designed programme of study. The outlines below are simply to give you some idea of previous programmes of study.

In general, these courses are divided into 3 modules:

Module A: Language Development & Accuracy (LDA)

Improving range and quality of language, through presentation and practice of specific areas of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation and through controlled speaking and/or writing activities.

Context: General, Business or Specific, as needed.

Module B: Language Skills (LS)

Improving essential language skills through listening and reading activities, training in required areas of discussion and writing. Trainer feedback to develop language range and accuracy. Topics selected from:

Listening (topics ranging from general to highly specialised)

Reading (topics ranging from general to highly specialised)

Writing (including practice in emails, reports etc.)

Accuracy in vocabulary and structure in trainer feedback

Context; General, Business or Specific, as needed.

Module C: Professional Skills (PS)

Improving effectiveness in English in essential work situations, to include: language development, modelling through listening and reading activities, practice through case studies, role plays and simulations. Trainer feedback to develop language range and accuracy.

Topics selected from: Socialising, Travel, Telephoning, Meetings/Teleconferences, Presentations, Negotiations, Interviews, Speaking – focus on achieving communication goals in professional situations and accuracy.