ESL Oral Communications for Health Care Curriculum

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.
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North Seattle Community College
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ESL Healthcare Bridge Program
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The ESL Healthcare Bridge Program is designed to move non-native English speaking students further and faster into healthcare training programs. This bridge program is designed for students who intend to become healthcare professionals. This course focuses on all aspects of oral communications in a healthcare setting and is intended for currently employed healthcare professionals or students who wish to pursue enter healthcare careers. The course is divided into two sections; Section A focuses on communication styles and medical setting interactions while Section B focuses on pronunciation techniques and medical vocabulary. Links to the complete ESL Healthcare Bridge Program curriculum can be found at:

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Students will be able to: (1) increase their confidence in speaking English in a healthcare setting; (2) improve their pronunciation and tone in order to communicate well in a healthcare team; and (3) listen and answer healthcare questions and obtain health information. Learning objectives by unit are listed within the curriculum.

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.