“Helpful Healthcare Pronunciation: Here Goes a Tube Down Your Nose!,” was written by Norma Landa Flores, M.A. Speech Communication & Mainstream American Dialect, for teacherspayteachers.com. The Discussion & Contrasting Sounds Sentences meet Common Core Curriculum and Critical Thinking standards as they serve as an Oral Communication Lesson, Pronunciation Lesson, provide Healthcare Situations for Discussion of Healthcare Values and Competency-Based Criteria & a Speaking Proficiency Assessment form.This PDF digital download lesson is suitable for students in grades 10-12 & Adult ESL.
The 7 page Healthcare Oral Communication Discussion & Pronunciation/Articulation Improvement Lessons are presented as follows: Page 2 features ( a ) A Nursing Instructor’s procedure information to the patient ( b ) A Student Nurse’s confusing pronunciation question about how far down to push the tube ( c ) The Nursing instructor’s inappropriate response to the Student Nurse’s question ( d ) the Surgery Patient’s request for a more experienced nurse to lower the tube ( e ) The student Nurse’s appropriate pronunciation of “should” & “push” to cooperate and say that the situation “Looks” okay ( f ) the Surgery Patient assertively requesting that a better trained nurse attend to her healthcare needs. It also includes specific instructions of how to pronounce 2 vowel sounds: [ ʊ ] & [ u ] .
Page 3 Provides an opportunity for the student to practice pronouncing/articulating & contrasting the target sounds [ ʊ ] & [ u ] in five separate sentences as a fluent English speaking listener assesses the ESL speaker’s pronunciation/articulation skills.
Page 4 is the Contexts & Standards-Based Criteria for Assessing and Contrasting Vowel & Consonant Sounds in Healthcare Dialogues & Sentences, FAA - Functional Articulation Assessment & FPA - Functional Pronunciation Assessment
© N. L. Flores 2012. Page 5 shows a Vowel Pronunciation Diagram of when and how to pronounce the two key sounds [ ʊ ] & [ u ] .
Pages 6-7 Provide a comparison of the American English Alphabet pronounced aloud compared to the International Phonetic Alphabet sound system spoken aloud plus a key word and its phonetic spelling.
All in all, the next time an ESL Healthcare co-worker says, Here’s the tube. Oops, how far shoed I poosh? Does it luke like I got to the stomach yet?” You can give that Healthcare worker some constructive feedback by saying, “I want someone who knows how to put or push the tube where it should go!”