Specialist Language Courses

skills for doctors

Improve your clinical communication skills.

Communicating accurately and effectively with patients requires advanced language and communication skills.

Taking focused one-to-one lessons with an expert enables you to successfully handle sensitive and challenging clinical interactions in English. Based on detailed needs analysis, your trainer will target the areas of communication you need to work on most. Areas may include:

Lessons take place online using award-winning software. Timetables are flexible and agreed with your tutor.

How Online Private Coaching works?

Needs analysis

We ask you about your current skills level in detail and what you want to work on. This allows us to plan your lessons in advance.

One-to-one lessons

Your individual lessons are designed around your needs and skills. Each lesson will cover the areas you highlight in your needs analysis. The course has the flexibility to address new needs as they emerge during your lessons.

Tutor assignment

You tell us when you are available for lessons, so we can assign the right trainer to work with you. Lessons are online, so you just need a PC or laptop and a good internet connection. Your trainer is given a full briefing on what you need.

Feedback and Review

We take regular feedback from you so everyone is working together to make sure you are making maximum progress.


Order your communication skills for Doctors course now!


€235 – $285

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5 x 1-hour lessons


€470 – $570

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10 x 1-hour lessons


Virginia Allum, SLC’s Head of Medical English, has been creating OET materials and coaching on OET preparation courses for six years. She co-wrote the 2019 Cambridge OET Preparation Nursing book and the Cambridge English for Nursing textbooks, used by universities and colleges around the world.

Bethan Edwards

Bethan Edwards, SLC’s Academic Director, is a highly experienced English teacher, examiner, teacher trainer and materials writer. She worked in universities and schools around the world before joining SLC. Bethan is responsible for ensuring all SLC’s OET teachers deliver successful OET preparation courses.