ERIC Number: ED111195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Using Medical English. For Students of English as a Second Language, with Drills and Exercises in Medical Terminology and Conversational Usage. Volume 1.
Lachowicz, Donald John
This text was written to acquaint the non-native speaker of English with the pronunciation, usage and comprehension of English medical terms. A good science background and a knowledge of English grammar and usage are assumed. The volume is divided into five units: (1) Review of Oral English, (2) Vocabulary Exercises and Review, (3) Medical Prefixes and Suffixes, (4) Formation of Medical Terms, and (5) Medical Abbreviations. Vocabulary is taught in medical contexts. In Unit I, English vocabulary is typically presented in lists, exercises involve filling in blanks with appropriate words, and comprehension is practiced in dialog situations with short answer comprehension checks. Unit II contains a set of multiple choice exercises. Units III, IV and V are comprised of matching and short-answer exercises. The text is designed to be used by the student at his own pace. Though an answer key is not furnished, copious review sections are provided throughout. (CHK)
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Languages for Special Purposes, Medical Education, Medical Vocabulary, Second Language Learning, Textbooks
Project Director, Medical Education Project - Vietnam, The American Medical Association, 535 North Dearborn St., Chicago, Ill. 60610
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Medical Association, Chicago, IL.