Program for students, interns and residents
The “French in a Medical Setting” courses are tailored for students, interns, and residents who wish to communicate better in their daily interactions with patients.
Our first meeting will consist of an evaluation of your knowledge and skills in French in relation to the current or future tasks you may be required to perform as part of your internships. Then, we will discuss the results of the evaluation, your expectations and your objectives and together we will establish a plan of action. At the end of the meeting, you will have a clear idea of the direction we will be taking.
Through role plays, you will:
- develop the necessary vocabulary to outline what you will do in this scenario, or to explain to the patient their health status or illness;
- learn to use the RIGHT tense to correctly describe a past, current, future or hypothetical action. For example, what happened to a patient; what actions you will or could take to address this situation;
- learn how to place the words in the RIGHT order, which means, to construct proper sentences to deliver a clear message.
Speaking a language well also means knowing how to ask questions, how to reassure patients or how to respond to family members’ concerns.
In short, we will provide you with what you are lacking so that you can be at ease speaking French in your professional duties, and communicate clearly and with confidence.
Our teaching material
We designed a Guide (Mastering French in a Medical Setting. Preparing for the French exam for Health Professional Practice in Québec: A guide for nurses and doctors) that will provide your with all the grammar and vocabulary related to a large number of cases you will come across, typical scenarios, application exercises as well as appendixes such as a list of diseases, a list of common symptoms, a list of tests and examinations, etc.
Where, When, How…
We are aware that it is not always easy to find the time to study or to travel to attend a course. Therefore, we offer various options: face-to-face courses, or courses via Skype or Zoom, at a time that is convenient for you, or autonomous study with on-line support using our Guide (Mastering French in a Medical Setting. Preparing for the French exam for Health Professional Practice in Québec: A guide for nurses and doctors).
In conclusion, we believe in a structured, goal-based approach that is tailored to the individual needs of healthcare professionals and that is conducted in a respectful and professional manner.