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English for Medicine in Higher Education Studies: Teacher's Book (English for Specific Academic Purposes): 1 Paperback – Teacher's Edition, 26 Feb 2010

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Garnet Education; Teacher's Edition edition (26 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859644430
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859644430
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 1.4 x 28.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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English for Medicine in Higher Education Studies is a new publication from Garnet Education. It is part of the English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) series, edited by Terry Phillips. Other recent books in the series include English for Psychology and English for Mechanical Engineering. English for Medicine is designed for students who plan to take a higher education course in Medicine through the medium of English. The main aim is to teach students to deal with input texts in Medicine as well as to produce texts orally and in writing. For that reason, the text focuses on key vocabulary, facts and concepts from the discipline, and essential communication skills that students will need to get the most out of their academic programme. It is a medium length course that can be completed in 50-80 hours and is aimed at intermediate students (mid B1-mid B2 in the Common European Framework for languages). The book consists of twelve units and deals with a wide range of topics related to Medicine, for example, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, general practice, public health, genetic engineering and ethics. Each unit comprises four lessons which deal with vocabulary, reading academic texts, listening to lectures, spoken language as used in presentations and seminars, and production of written texts. Each unit includes a vocabulary bank and a skills bank. The vocabulary bank deals with lexical issuesuch as guessing words in context, word formation, dictionary use, word stress, vocabulary sets, fixed phrases, understanding assignment titles and linking words. The skills bank is concerned with skills such as making the most of lectures, doing research, reporting information by summarizing and paraphrasing, paragraph development, seminar language, organizing writing, note-taking and working with bibliographies and reference lists. Additional materials in the course book include symbols and abbreviations, role cards for group work, model notes, a word list and tapescripts. The course book comes with two audio CDs of dialogues and lectures. There is also a teacher's book with answer keys, audio transcripts, teaching guidance and extra photocopiable resources. This is another good example from this excellent series. According to the back cover, the series was devised as a result of observing good practice in university language centres around the world and it clearly shows in the content and organization of this book. The subject matter is relevant, the input texts, both spoken and written, are valuable and the output tasks are realistic. It can be strongly recommended for medical students preparing to enter English-medium higher education. --Andy Gillett for the ESP SIG Journal, Issue 36, October 2010

These books fill a gap in the market for texts on English for medicine. If you work with students who are heading for the health sciences, rush out (or onto the Internet) and buy your copies of these beautifully detailed, teacher-friendly books now --Helen Fraser for the Medical Learning and Teaching Unit, University of Adelaide

About the Author

Patrick Fitzgerald co-authored Garnet Education s ESAP Medicine with Marie McCullagh and Ros Wright. He has worked in a variety of roles with learners from a range of backgrounds in healthcare and medicine. He holds a BA in Social Science and an MA in Information and Library Management and has a particular interest in the development of learning materials. Marie McCullagh co-authored Garnet Education s ESAP Medicine with Ros Wright and Patrick Fitzgerald. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, teaching a range of ESP courses at undergraduate and post graduate level. She holds an MA in International Marketing and an MA in Materials Writing. Her research interests are in English for Professional Communication. She also provides communication skills training to non-native speaking doctors in the NHS. Ros Wright co-authored Garnet Education s ESAP Medicine with Marie McCullagh and Patrick Fitzgerald. She specialises in English for medical purposes and has trained doctors qualified in their country of origin to prepare for the oral component of the US Medical Licensing Exam. Ros holds an MA in Materials Development for Language Learners from Leeds Metropolitan University and her interests include English for Specific Purposes and the use of audio-visuals in the development of effective communication skills. Ros has just completed serving her second term as President of TESOL France and is a member of the Conference Proposals Committee for IATEFL. Terry Phillips has worked in ELT for more than 35 years as a teacher, teaching supervisor, manager and language school owner. As a consultant, he has worked in more than 20 countries in all parts of the world, advising state and private language institutions on all aspects of school management. For the last ten years, he has been a full time freelance writer with his wife Anna, producing more than 160 published books in ELT. Although he and Anna have worked for all the major publishers, all recent works have been for Garnet Education, including the multi-level EAP course, Skills in English. The course was highly commended in The Duke of Edinburgh s English Speaking Union Award for 2004. It is taught in a large number of universities in the UK and around the world. Terry and Anna are currently working on New Skills in English, a fully revised and updated version of the course. Terry is also the series editor of the new English for Specific Academic Purposes series for Garnet Education, which aims to prepare students to entry into a particular faculty for English-medium tertiary education. The series recently won the ESU award.

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Bought this for a medical student who is studying at am English speaking university, although English is not his first language. He found this book (plus students book and CD - set) very helpful as it targets what English he should know (medical).
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