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Long COVID: Understanding the legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic EALTHY

November 2022

For the last two years, I have studied people who have been left struggling with the long-term effects of COVID-19. The language and communication problems of these individuals are significant and profoundly impact the quality of their lives. My particular interest in this population of adults has been on their cognitive-linguistic difficulties. (It should be noted that children can also experience Long COVID.) In this article, I describe some of these difficulties and examine their impact on the lives of the people who experience them.

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What´s new in the Member area, November 14-20 EALTHY

November 2022 | EALTHY Blog

You will find the following lesson plans: Lesson plan: Taking observations: pupil reaction Lesson plan: Types of medications Lesson plan: Talking about pain severity You can read another article about teaching translation: How much medical knowledge do translators need to acquire? Save a date for the webinar Cognitive-linguistic difficulties in adults with long covid by […]

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A literature review: Teaching medical knowledge to non-medical students and medical translators EALTHY

November 2022 | EALTHY Blog

Both groups of student translators, medical and non-medical, need to acquire a concept system of medicine and terminology, as well as be able to distinguish medical from lay terms, both in L1 and L2. But the main difference, which has an impact on the choice of teaching approach and strategies, lies in their background knowledge […]

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Explore new perspectives on controversial approaches in teaching English EALTHY

November 2022 | EALTHY Blog

In October, we opened with some thought-provoking questions. In the webinar, Jonathan McFarland reflected on quotations referring to a humanistic approach in a doctor-patient relationship. Watching his webinar (in the Video section) makes you think about the importance of Medical Humanities in the curriculum of medical faculties and how to incorporate it in teaching medical English. […]

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English for Healthcare Conference 2022 – Some Reflections Specialist Language Courses

September 2022 | Conference

The conference started with an excellent, thought-provoking plenary from Kevin Harvey on the stigmatising portrayal of dementia in much contemporary discourse – the reductive language, the images, the ‘life is over’ narratives – and how debilitating that is.

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EALTHY and SLC | OET Issues and how to solve them specialist language courses

July 2022 | webinar

Expert OET teacher and author, Tom Fassnidge, is giving a free webinar on how to deal with a number of common issues facing OET teachers.

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5 reasons to attend the 5th English for Healthcare Conference – Reason 4 EALTHY

July 2022 | Conference

After a 3-year break from face-to-face events, the entire EALTHY team together with our Serbian partners ate hugely looking forward to welcoming you at the 5th English for Healthcare Conference hosted by the Faculty of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. The conference takes place on 16th and 17th September. We´re […]

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5 reasons to attend the 5th English for Healthcare Conference – Reason 5 EALTHY

July 2022 | Conference

After a 3-year break from face-to-face events, the entire EALTHY team together with our Serbian partners are hugely looking forward to welcoming you at the 5th English for Healthcare Conference hosted by the Faculty of Medicine and School of Dental Medine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. The conference takes place on 16th and 17th September. We´re publishing five excellent reasons for joining us. Here´s our 5th and final reason for coming.

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5 reasons to attend the 5th English for Healthcare Conference – Reason 3 EALTHY

July 2022 | Conference

After a 3-year break from face-to-face events, the entire EALTHY team together with our Serbian partners ate hugely looking forward to welcoming you at the 5th English for Healthcare Conference hosted by the Faculty of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia. The conference takes place on 16th and 17th September. We´re […]

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