ESL Practical Math for Health Care Occupations 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 reviews basic math skills with English language support.  It is intended for non-native English speaking students who intend to enter healthcare careers and have at least some previous math education. The course focuses on a review of algebra, measuring and accounting, and includes vocabulary and cultural information related to health care practice in the United States. Links to the complete ESL Healthcare Bridge Program curriculum can be found at:

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The bridge course curriculum teaches English language skills to non-native speakers through the context of careers in health sciences.

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.