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At EALTHY, we know how much time is spent developing teaching materials and searching for content that is both interesting and relevant to your students. To make that task easier, we’ve created a Members resource centre consisting of lesson plans, articles, videos, book reviews, research, and teaching tips on a wide variety of English for Healthcare, from clinical English to OET preparation to translation to cross-cultural insights.

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Free Lesson Plans

  • Hypertension: the silent killer

    A full lesson on high-blood pressure, sometimes referred to as ‘the silent killer’. Reading, vocabulary focus, video and communicative activities by Catherine Richards. Level B1-C1... +More

  • The Digestive System and Disease

    A lesson (B2-C1) to revise key terms relating to the digestive system and its diseases. Vocabulary, speaking practice, a video link and a focus on patient-appropriate communication.... +More

  • Taking a Patient’s Blood Pressure and Pulse

    This lesson plan teaches the language used when taking a patient’s blood pressure and pulse. A2-B1 level... +More

  • Lesson Plan: Asking about current symptoms

    A lesson (B2-C1 level) which focuses on the language used during a patient interview and when asking about current symptoms.... +More

Articles and Comment

  • Some considerations when designing a test: a collaborative challenge

    The aim of this article is to give a general overview of testing and its usefulness in the setting of the Medical Universities in Cuba.    Assessing students’ knowledge is not only helpful as feedback for teachers in terms of evaluating the teaching process and for modifying aspects that may help to improve it, but also […]... +More

  • What does the patient really know?

    In this article, former Registered Nurse Kevin Hussey charts the development of medical communication in Britain's National Health Service, remembering  a time when communication served to manage patients but rarely to include them.... +More

  • Zooming Out & Zooming In: Using corpus linguistics to study language in healthcare settings

    This article will introduce a relatively new method in the study of language – the corpus linguistic approach – and consider how it can be used by researchers and instructors to learn about language healthcare contexts. Corpus linguistics is a collection of methods that use specialist computer programs to study large amounts of machine-readable language […]... +More

  • How do you think they feel? The value of simulated patient in training healthcare professionals

    Katherine Heathcock of Birmingham University Medical School talks about the importance of using simulated patients to train medical students, a tool that gives students a unique insight into their own communication, character and consultation style. In October 2002, my partner at the time had been riding a bicycle through the streets of Singapore, scouting the […]... +More

Book Reviews

  • OET Speaking and Writing Skills Builder

    It has become a bit of a cliché in OET circles that students and teachers alike face a lack of high-quality preparation materials; a new title by a well-respected author in the field is therefore bound to cause excitement. OET Speaking and Writing Skills Builder (Nursing and Medicine) by Ros Wright is aimed at both self-study and classroom settings and with its focus on the development of techniques required for the speaking and writing OET sub-tests (nursing and medicine), will be welcomed by both independent learners and classroom teachers.... +More

  • The Cambridge Guide to OET Nursing (Student’s Book)

    A new title for candidates aiming to pass OET Nursing, the Cambridge Guide to OET Nursing assumes that candidates have reached the appropriate level of language competence and does not attempt to introduce or revise lexis or structure. Rather, the title prepares candidates for the exam by presenting what the publishers refer to as ‘extensive task-based learning and practice’ for the four parts of the exam along with strategy and tips.  ... +More

  • Dear Doctor

    Norman Whitby; Dr Stephen Nickless... +More

  • English in the Medical Laboratory

    English in the Medical Laboratory was first published in 1980. An oldy but a goody. It’s out of print but as I write this, two second hand copies are for sale on a well-known large online site… Anyway, what a great little book this. The aim is to ‘enable students to respond more effectively to […]... +More

Webinars and Videos

  • EALTHY and SLC | Creating Fuzziness: Filling the Accuracy Gap in English for Healthcare

    In this webinar, Ros looks at how grammar often takes second place to communicative fluency, even though this may mean a compromise on the accuracy of that communication.... +More

  • EALTHY and SLC | Developing Speaking Materials for Nursing English

    In this webinar, Alexia Sporidis, Nursing English expert, discusses developing materials you can use to develop the communication skills of your nursing and OET Nursing students.... +More

  • EALTHY and SLC | Tips for Teaching OET Writing and Speaking

    The first in a monthly series of webinars specifically developed for English for Healthcare teachers in partnership with SLC, March 2022.... +More

  • How to write a successful proposal for the English for Healthcare Conference 2022

    Want to write a successful proposal but aren't sure where to start? Here's a short 7-step guide!... +More