Specialist Language Courses

Medical English Courses for Healthcare Professionals

SLC’s ground-breaking online Medical English courses give you the language you need to work, study and collaborate in an English-speaking environment.

If you work, study or conduct research in the world of healthcare, we have a course for you.

Courses are profession-specific – medicine, nursing, care, pharmacy, radiography – and cross-sector, covering medical terminology, grammar in healthcare, academic English, and writing for publication. They have been written by both medical professionals and English language experts.

As they are digital courses, the content is kept up-to-date and is highly engaging, using multi-media inputs and activities. They can be accessed on PCs, tablets and phones via the course app. And all courses are CPD–accredited and certificated. They have been successfully used by thousands of learners around the world.

All the courses cover key areas of practice. They are filled with patient interactions, medical language, technical vocabulary, grammar details, and the practical everyday language used in healthcare settings, both work and study.

Our courses

English for Doctors

Advanced Communication Skills

English for Nurses

Getting the Essentials Right

English for Care

Delivering Outstanding Care

English for Pharmacy

An Introduction

English for Radiography

Online English Language Course

English for Pandemics

Online English Language Course

Medical Terminology Course

Online English Language Course

English for Medical Academic Purposes

Online English Language Course

Essential Grammar for Healthcare

Online English Language Course

Advanced Grammar for Healthcare

Online English Language Course

Online General English

Online English Language Course

Online Clinical Communication

Online English Language Course


About the courses

The courses include animated videos, plenty of audio, authentic documents, text and vocabulary work, and are very visual throughout. The activities are highly interactive, so you are always doing things on the screen, from dragging words into sentences to recording your voice, categorising ideas, highlighting answers, choosing options, matching images, and writing in correct phrases.

Throughout the courses, you learn specialist healthcare English so you can work, study and communicate with confidence. Courses are all accredited by the CPD Standards Office in the UK, whose professional qualifications are recognised worldwide.

Select your course to get full details, subscribe for one or three months – or book one-to-one lessons, and start your language learning journey with SLC.

If you would like to work with an expert English for Healthcare teacher to support your learning, practise the language and give you personalised feedback, then check out the Premium course+tuition option.

All courses can be taken on all devices, so yes. And it’s fine to take the course on different devices as the course software remembers your answers. When you subscribe, you will be given detailed instructions on how to download and use the course app. 

If you have any problems logging in and using the course, first check the FAQs – these cover most problems that you might have. If the FAQs don’t help, then get in touch. Our Customer Service team will help you resolve any problems you have. 

It’s very simple. Your subscription will renew every month, or every three months, depending on what you selected. You can access your course throughout this time. When you no longer want to subscribe, simply log into your account and cancel your subscription. 

Use our courses

We work with healthcare employers, universities, schools and international recruitment companies who use our courses around the world

Oriental healthcare professionals

Medical English courses for my university or school

Do you prepare healthcare students for healthcare-focused English or OET but have trouble finding good materials to support your programmes? Our materials can be tailored to your needs and are delivered on a state of the art teaching and learning platform.

Healthcare professionals

Medical English courses for my staff or NHS trust

SLC’s online Medical English courses are perfect for international healthcare professionals who need to improve the English they use in the workplace to ensure safe and effective practice. They are delivered on your branded area of the platform so you can track progress at any time.