Specialist Language Courses

English for Care

Delivering Outstanding Care

This English for Care course is for anyone wanting to build a strong foundation in the English needed for nursing and care.

Set at an A2 to B1 level of English (elementary to intermediate), it’s perfect for those wanting to work in a care role in an English-speaking environment, or for nurses and nursing students who want to develop their professional healthcare English before studying at a higher level. 

English for Care covers a wide range of common healthcare scenarios, from welcoming patients, to managing food and drink, toileting and mobility, to handling pressure area care, falls and injuries, infection control, and pain, to working with elderly patients and mental health. 

The course contains extensive multi-media inputs and activities, including video, audio and voice recording. You learn a wide range of language including vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and communication skills. 

You can study this course on PC, tablet and phone, and download it so you can work on it offline. By subscribing, you can study whenever you want and for as long as suits you.

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The course contains the English language used in healthcare and care-giving.  It is not a general English course. It focuses on the language used in practice – with patients, with colleagues, in hospital and care settings, and when discussing symptoms, conditions and treatments.

Study on PC, tablet and phone through the course app. The course can be downloaded so you can study offline as well as online.

When you complete the course, you receive an official CPD certificate. English for Care is accredited by the CPD Standards Office, whose qualifications are recognised worldwide. 

Working with an expert Healthcare English teacher means you get personalised language practice and feedback. This will strengthen and accelerate your learning.

If you would like to work with an expert teacher, then check out the PREMIUM option below.

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1 month subscription
£29
€35 / $37

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Skill by skill focus, test practice, multi-media learning, essential strategies and techniques.

All the course content is care-focused, including terminology, communication skills, and language skills development. All grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation work is contextualised, so your learning remains relevant at all times. 

Learning inputs and exercises are varied throughout – from animated videos to voice recording tasks to images, charts, articles, dialogues and practice activities.

Download the key language items from each unit so you have a convenient reference guide to hand at any time.

Tasks and quizzes include drag and drop, multiple choice, gap-fill, drop-down selection, re-ordering language, spotting errors and voice recording. And all optimised for mobile phone use as well as PC and tablet. 

Content is continuously updated to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant at all times.

English for Nurses is accredited by the CPD Standards Office in the UK, whose qualifications are recognised worldwide. You will receive your Certificate of Achievement after completing the course with an overall score of 70% accuracy or more.

3 month subscription
£75
€95 / $99

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Skill by skill focus, test practice, multi-media learning, essential strategies and techniques.

All the course content is care-focused, including terminology, communication skills, and language skills development. All grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation work is contextualised, so your learning remains relevant at all times. 

Learning inputs and exercises are varied throughout – from animated videos to voice recording tasks to images, charts, articles, dialogues and practice activities.

Download the key language items from each unit so you have a convenient reference guide to hand at any time.

Tasks and quizzes include drag and drop, multiple choice, gap-fill, drop-down selection, re-ordering language, spotting errors and voice recording. And all optimised for mobile phone use as well as PC and tablet. 

Content is continuously updated to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant at all times.

English for Care is accredited by the CPD Standards Office in the UK, whose qualifications are recognised worldwide. You will receive your Certificate of Achievement after completing the course with an overall score of 70% accuracy or more.

Premium
£499
€599 / $599

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You receive one-to-one lessons with an expert Healthcare English tutor (10 classes of 1 hour each). These classes target what you want to practise and what you most need to improve your professional English.

Do you have something specific that you want to work on? Do you want to improve your spoken confidence? Do you want better grammar? More accurate pronunciation? Then the Premium course is a great choice for you.

Before you take the course, we ask you to complete a detailed needs analysis form. This means your lessons will be targeted to your needs from the very start.

You take your classes with your teacher when you are available. We understand how busy you are, so offer you maximum flexibility. 

Skill by skill focus, test practice, multi-media learning, essential strategies and techniques.

All the course content is care-focused, including terminology, communication skills, and language skills development. All grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation work is contextualised, so your learning remains relevant at all times. 

Download the key language items from each unit so you have a convenient reference guide to hand at any time.

Learning inputs and exercises are varied throughout – from animated videos to voice recording tasks to images, charts, articles, dialogues and practice activities.

Tasks and quizzes include drag and drop, multiple choice, gap-fill, drop-down selection, re-ordering language, spotting errors and voice recording. And all optimised for mobile phone use as well as PC and tablet. 

Content is continuously updated to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant at all times.

English for Care is accredited by the CPD Standards Office in the UK, whose qualifications are recognised worldwide. You will receive your Certificate of Achievement after completing the course with an overall score of 70% accuracy or more.

You have 4 months to work through the course. This can be extended at any time for a small fee

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About the course

SLC’s English for Care course teaches the English needed to communicate effectively with patients and with other healthcare professionals at work. The course includes essential medical terminology, interactions with patients and nurses, and the English needed in multiple care scenarios.

Topics in the English for Care course include managing pain, pressure area care, dealing with falls, mental health issues, infection control, dealing with elderly patients, taking observations, and managing daily activities, such as toileting, food, drink and moving around.

Online English for Care is accredited by the CPD Standards Office in the UK. On finishing the course, you receive a formal CPD Standards certificate for 48 CPD hours or points, accepted internationally and across multiple professional sectors.

Virginia Allum wrote SLC’s Medical English courses and is SLC’s Head of Medical English. She is a lecturer in English for Medical Purposes, a Medical English teacher trainer, and a widely published writer, including co-authoring the Cambridge English for Nursing text books, used by Medical universities around the world. Virginia Allum is also a practising Registered Nurse, with years of practice in the UK and Australia.

If you would like to work with a teacher to support and accelerate your learning, practise the language and give you personalised feedback, then check out the Premium option.

When you book the Premium course, you will be assigned a personal tutor. They will give you lessons when you are available and make sure you focus on what you need to do to achieve your language goals.

Simple! Just contact us via the contact form on the website or send an email to admin@specialistlanguagecourses.com. One of our team will get back to you within one working day. 

The subscription options are available for either one month or three months. You can choose to have your subscription renewed monthly or on a quarterly basis. If you wish to cancel your subscription, you can do so at any time by following the instructions provided in your registration email.

You can cancel your subscription at any time via your user account. Simply follow the link provided in your registration email.

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We work with universities, nursing schools and international healthcare companies that use our courses around the world to support their learners.

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Healthcare English courses for my staff or NHS trust

SLC’s online Healthcare 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. The courses are accessible, intuitive to use and optimised for all devices. The learning platform enables you to see exactly what your learners have done. Courses are accredited and certificated by the CPD Standards Office.