Type of course
Cycle/level of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
The aim of the course is:
- to improve spoken fluency in routine customer-service situations in the field.
- to develop the student’s ability to interpret and comprehend authentic English text.
- to develop fluency in both spoken and written language for various purposes, with focus on the field of study.
At the end of the course the student is expected to:
- be able to understand, interpret, and explain nursing related terms without major difficulty.
- have developed his/her reading skills and acquired essential nursing vocabulary.
- be able to understand the main points of standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, in school, at leisure.
- be able to give clear, rather detailed descriptions about the organizational structure of a hospital, drugs, services and processes.
- be able to interact with native speakers with a high degree of fluency in customer-service, negotiations and debates.
- be able to give their personal details, relate their education and work experience.
- be able to write a letter of application and CV in an appropriate style.
- be familiar with e-mail and business writing etiquette.
- be able to produce fundamental for the field typical documents.
Social contacts, your place of work, work ethics, current articles related to the field, taking histories
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Skill level B1.1 (Common European Framework)
Due dates are firm!
Recommended or required reading
Materials provided by lecturer
- Lectures - 44 hours
- Project- and production work/artistic activities - 44 hours
- Individual studies - 40 hours
- Internet-based studies - 5 hours
- Total workload of the course: 133 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
Participation in tuition
- Demonstrations and proficiency exams
- Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 Sufficient attendance in classes.
Examination 2 Write a report using the correct structure.
Examination 3 Produce a well-structured summary.
Examination 4 Hold a presentation.
Examination 5 Produce a work application & CV suitable to the field.
Examination 6 Pass a reading comprehension test.
Further smaller oral and written assignments may be included as needed.
The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows:
Written assignments according to extent of assignment up to 25% each.
Reading comprehension up to 20%.
At least one oral presentation must be held in order to pass the course.
Attendance up to 20% and is graded accordingly:
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Assignments valid until
Until date 2014-06-13
- 2014-06-13 - Demonstrations and presentations
- 2014-06-13 - Reports and productions