Visiting the Doctor: Lessons in Language and Culture

Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2007

International ESL students who seek medical help in the United States may not only find it hard to use the right kind of English but they also have to face cultural problems. Visiting the Doctor: Lessons in Language and Culture has been prepared to help them get over these thorny issues.


• Sample dialogs containing useful vocabulary and expressions for use with medical professionals

• Interesting reading selections in the field of medicine and health care

• Full explanations of cultural and grammatical points for sample dialogs and comprehension tests for reading selections

• Various word games and puzzles to test medical vocabulary and idioms

• A brief guide to medical resources in Seattle

• Tips for teachers who would like to use the materials for their own classes

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