FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE: A CHALLENGE IN HEALTHCARE EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
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English for Medical Purposes
This paper describes the methodology and findings of a project to design and develop an online English language program for healthcare including intercultural needs. The project is an ERASMUS+ 2014 project, where organisations from seven different countries are participating: Tecnalia Research & Innovation (SP), Pro-Kompetenz (DE), Klaipėda University (LT), Palacký University (CZ), The Slovak Medical University (SK), FIT-The ICT Pipeline (IE) and English in Medical Practice Association (PL). The consortium brings together language training departments of higher education centres dedicated to the training of medical and care staff. As common challenge, the partners have identified the lack of a modular, adequate, homogeneous, media supported training programme, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) standards to satisfy demands of learner-centred formal and informal learning approaches for the English levels B1/B2 ...