My tricks for teaching medical English

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Tips for teaching and learning medical English. Use of GoAnimate YouTube videos and cartoon scenarios.

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My tricks for teaching medical English

  1. 1. My tricks for teaching medical English By Virginia Allum
  2. 2. A communicative approach • Use of role plays very important • Role plays follow after development of dialogues • Learners hear dialogues via audios or videos (YouTube) • Learners write their own dialogues using mine as a model
  3. 3. An audio example • Using Audacity to record the audio of a short dialogue. Here is an example.
  4. 4. Use YouTube videos • Initially I used Xtranormal to make cartoon-like videos until Xtranormal ceased to operate • I now use GoAnimate – cartoon characters and a variety of accents
  5. 5. Example of a YouTube video
  6. 6. My Lego hospital I have set up scenarios using Lego characters which I have converted into hospital and care home characters.
  7. 7. Worksheets using the Lego characters
  8. 8. Animoto videos • Animoto videos are made using slides with a musical background • Lego scenarios can be uploaded as slides with a text underneath.
  9. 9. Use of Facebook • I have set up a dedicated facebook page www.e4nursingandhealthcare.com • Opportunity for learners to exchange ideas and comments. Facebook www.facebook.com/EnglishforNursingandHealthcare
  10. 10. Youtube capture • During a recent online teaching course (English for Nurses Pre-Intermediate) I used videocapture to communicate with learners. • The learners also used videocapture to record their homework (completed dialogues) • Videocapture videos were loaded onto YouTube.
  11. 11. Individualised websites I use Wix websites to make individual websites for learners. I can upload resources relevant to their needs.

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