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joyatctu



Joined: 30 Jun 2005
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Location: Thailand

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:15 am    Post subject: Teachers of English for Nurses Thailand Reply with quote

Question Hi my name is Joy and I am living in Thailand. I have just started teaching at a uni that specialises in nursing and am teaching English for Nurses. I am finding it very challenging. I only completed my CELTA course in March. I am a RN. I am desperately seeking material that I can assess quickly. I have heard about the workbooks by M Hull and would like to order them when I have some finances. However can anyone suggest other resources out there in cyberspace? The previous course at this uni has some good material, but I am struggling to use it from an ESL approach. Has anyone out there taught English to Nurses in Thailand. I would love to hear from you. I am currently working on Consent Forms. Yes it is that general. That is the topic I have been given. Can someone suggest how I could approach this topic. My next lesson is Taking a Health Assessment. Hope to hear from someone soon. Joy
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joshua2004



Joined: 20 Nov 2004
Posts: 264
Location: Torreon, Mexico

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can I would not limit yourself to teaching in the theme of medicine. I would definitely stick to topics in medicine: interviewing patients, talking about medications, using medical instruments. That's just off the top of my head. You could come up with dialogues that people could practice. I find that its best to only script one side of the conversation and have students practice first being able to identify the question and then have them working through a conversation.

but I would not stick to just medicine if I could. You could come up with topics in anything interesting. the thing is, when studying something like ordering food in a restaurant "can I have the chicken burger?" the sentence structure of this lends itself to "can I have the syringe?" So I would think a comprehensive program for them would involve topics in other subjects which will make it more interesting and still be useful.
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Don McChesney



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 11
Location: Zhengzhou

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI,
I am teaching English and Medical English to student nurses in China, the big problem is that they have little experience in people skills, so something like consent forms is difficult.
As suggested, get them used to form filling, simple forms, then to understand what a consent form is, then go for it, onto admission forms, the usual stuff.
Lots of time they are just too shy to talk, although written skills are good. Nursing is about talking to patients (clients), so I work on this. practice simple nurse/patient dialogue stuff. "This won't hurt, lie still for the doctor" type, depending on their actual skills, gain their confidence in themselves and you, and it becomes easy. Use role play, a dialogue for the 'nurse', sample replies for the 'patient', then remove the replies and let them use their imagination. Lots of fun, and they enjoy it, and learn how to respond to difficult patients.
Just think back to your training days, what worked, and use it.
Have fun, you know the nursing information, so don't worry about buying too many resource materials.
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jpagano99



Joined: 06 Aug 2005
Posts: 5
Location: CHIANGMAI

PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:43 pm    Post subject: Engish for the Thai Medical Industry Reply with quote

Have over ten years of EFL experience and have been teaching nurses and doctors in Chiangmai for two years. I have developed a lot of material but could use an RN for the polishing of content.

Joy, email me if you are interested in sharing ideas, etc. My website is www.emedp.com

Hope to hear from you.

James
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jady



Joined: 17 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:31 am    Post subject: teaching nursing english thailand Reply with quote

Joy
I have been in thailand for a year. Im also a registered nurse and have a celta certificate but not experience so I cant help you with lessons sorry. Im hoping you can help me though, I would dearly love to do what you are doing, I have been trying all the international hospitals for work but am not having any luck and desperately dont want to work as a school teacher. Do you know of any other possible jobs like yours. Please help if you can, Jady
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jpagano99



Joined: 06 Aug 2005
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Location: CHIANGMAI

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:09 pm    Post subject: English for Medical Professional Reply with quote

I could use an RN, especially a female because I think some female nurses would feel more comfortable with a female teacher. Some topics as you know, can be sensitive.

You said you have a CELTA which is a plus. A lot to talk about. Have done consent letters. Hospitals need help. The phone operators, front desk, etc.

Email me at jpagano@emedp.com for further assistance
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jady



Joined: 17 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:22 pm    Post subject: J pagano Reply with quote

James
Thankyou so much for your reply. I have sent you numerous emails via my hotmail to the email address you supplied. However I have heard nothing more from you. Perhaps you didn't receive them. I have also been having a ghost in my machine while trying to email my CV to various universities. Terribly embarassing. One has suggested I fax it, which is a great idea! If you want further information from me please send me your fax number.
I look forward to hearing from you
Jady
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M.Hull



Joined: 09 Jan 2004
Posts: 49
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Joy:
Besides workbooks for sale on this subject, I also have a course on line. Career specific: English for Nurses and Medical Personnel at www.e4on.ca Take a peek. Try the demo lesson.
Melodie Hull,
Canada
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joyatctu



Joined: 30 Jun 2005
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Location: Thailand

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the replys and suggestions. It certainly has been an extremely busy time for me. Apart from adjusting to living in Thailand, homesickness, etc. the teaching has been challanging. Am slowly getting into it. Find the academic stuff abit overwhelming. But as hubby tells me "just keep it simple".

I have been doing alot of conversation practise, but only seeing the students once a week for 4hrs makes it hard to reenforce. They are all 4th yrs nursing students and for many english is not on the top of priority subjects at this stage of study. They just want to pass their final exams.

So I am trying not to bust my boiler and just enjoy the teaching. Has anyone got a simple lesson plan format. Celta is great but the lesson format I have is involved. Guess I should just try and find the time to design one.

Also finding writing exams challanging. How do you do a practical test for 180 students and keep it fair?????? HELP.

Joy
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jpagano99



Joined: 06 Aug 2005
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Location: CHIANGMAI

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:36 pm    Post subject: TO JADY Reply with quote

Jady,

Yes, you did send me your CV followed by an email warning that a virus was possibly attached. Though my main drive is protected, it is impossible to be 100% sure of a virus setting in. Iím in the middle of submitting proposals while at the same time consumed with applications. I could not take the chance and download anything that could possibly contaminate my work as well as material I send to others.
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