ERIC Number: ED299419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Emergency Medical English: Structure and Vocabulary. English for Special Purposes. Emergency Care Attendant.
Coates, Marvin R.
This book of exercises is part of the package of materials developed for use in an English for Special Purposes project, which offers classes in reading, grammar, and emergency care attendant training for limited English proficient students. The exercises are designed to meet the need for early presentation of medical and allied health related grammar and vocabulary and introduction to specific structures with a high frequency of use in the target career field. The exercises are divided into 18 lessons. Although the focus of the exercises is improvement in language skills, they are also intended to reinforce openly the contents of the corequisite allied health courses. Specific topics covered in the exercises include use of the words "should,""may,""possible," and "be able to";"there is" and "there are"; "that,""who," and "which" commands; comparatives and superlatives; "closed-ended" questions; "yes/no" questions; equivalent noun forms of verbs; "open-ended" questions; "verb/noun" pairs; passive and active sentences; distinguishing between "if" and "when"; sentences with conditions; scientific and medical words as nouns and verbs; and complex sentences. An exercise with essential vocabulary and expressions concludes each lesson. Review exercises are provided as necessary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Emergency Medical Technicians, Grammar, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Limited English Speaking, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Vocabulary Skills, Vocational English (Second Language)
El Paso Community College, Communications Division, P.O. Box 20500, El Paso, TX 79998 (Set of five--$60.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.
Note: For related manuals in a set of five, see CE 051 044-048.