This book addresses recent developments in medical and language education. In both fields, there have been methodological shifts towards 'task-based' and 'problem-based learning.' In addition, both fields have broadened their focus on clinical expertise and linguistic skills to address issues of cultural competence. English in Medical Education responds to these changes by re-imagining the language classroom in medical settings as an arena for the exploration of values and professional identity. The chapters cover topics such as the nature of cultural competence, how to understand spoken discourse in a range of medical settings, the use of tasks and problems in language education for medics, the development of critical skills, and the use of literature and visual media in language education for doctors. It will interest everyone teaching English for Medical Purposes.
Acknowledgements Foreword 1. Introduction: English in Medical Education 2. Intercultural Communicative Competence in Medical Settings 3. Task Design in Language and Medical Education 4. Exploring Medical Language 5. Medical Talk 6. Critical Cultural Awareness in Medical Education 7. Literature and Language in Medical Education 8. The Visual Arts in Medical Education 9. Course Design for Intercultural Language Education in Medical Settings References