“Practical Pronunciation & Healthcare Communication in English,” is a self-improvement manual for practicing communication and pronunciation through practical lessons, easy to use healthcare contexts and, standards-based competence assessment forms. The manual may be downloaded for instructor and student use by going to Teachers Pay Teachers. Com.
This 278 page manual, “ Practical Pronunciation & Healthcare Communication in English,” written by the National Communication Association’s ESL Speech Scholar, Norma Landa Flores, has been developed with the specific purpose of meeting the needs of ESL Speech Communication Students enrolled in Pre-Med, Nursing and all other Healthcare-related courses.
“Practical Pronunciation & Healthcare Communication in English,” was written with the purpose of helping ESL Healthcare providers Listen to, Speak and Pronounce Standard American English as well as vocabulary used in medical situations, in a clear, appropriate, functional and life-saving manner, in order to avoid dangerous or health threatening misunderstandings.
The curriculum has been developed to better prepare ESL Speakers communicate with patients and co-workers in medical clinics, hospitals, nursing homes. etc., from receptionist to attendant, kitchen worker, nurses aide, nurses, dentists and doctors.
Although most U.S. States require that medical workers pass an Oral Exam in English, many healthcare workers still lack sufficient speaking skills to pronounce clearly and they cause great discomfort and confusion in the patients they are supposed to be comforting. Furthermore, co-workers and patients find it difficult to communicate with their ESL colleagues. Therefore administrators tend to hire and promote ESL healthcare workers with clear and competent oral communication skills.
Norma Landa Flores has developed oral communication courses for ESL students at The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. Has served as personal ESL communication consultant for doctors at the Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, California and tutored Loma Linda doctors to pass their Medical Board Exams.
Furthermore, Norma Landa Flores developed curriculum for and taught Pronunciation for ESL Nursing Students at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA. This manual, “Practical Pronunciation & Healthcare Communication in English,” will be utilized at Golden West College under the supervision of Dr. Diane Restelli.
Dr. Restelli prompted Norma Landa Flores to develop this medical-situation material when she reported that her ESL Nursing students say, “Are you ready to die?” when they are supposed to say, “Are you ready today?” This led to many brief dialogues in
“Practical Pronunciation & Healthcare Communication in English,” that serve as role models for phrasing, paraphrasing and clarifying possible awkward and/or dangerous misunderstandings in healthcare-giving situations.
The Contents are as follows:
Ch. 1 American English & International Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation & Articulation Guides & Diagrams; Ch. 2 Pronunciation of Vowels & Vowel Phrases in Practical Healthcare Dialogues; Ch. 3 Using Standards-Based Rating Criteria to Assess Pronunciation of Vowel Phrases in Practical Healthcare Contexts; Ch. 4 Articulation of Consonant Phrases in Practical Healthcare Dialogues; Ch. 5 Using Standards-Based Rating Criteria to Assess Articulation of Consonant Phrases in Practical Healthcare Contexts;
Also, Ch. 6 Enunciation & Purposeful Vowel Message Clarification Phrases in Practical Healthcare Dialogues; Ch. 7 Using Standards-Based Rating Criteria to Assess Enunciation of Purposeful Vowel Message Clarification Phrases in Practical Healthcare Context;
Ch. 8 Word Ending Precision of Consonant Message Clarification Phrases in Practical Healthcare Dialogues; Ch.9 Using Standards-Based Rating Criteria to Assess Word Ending Precision of Consonant Message Clarification Phrases in Practical Healthcare Contexts.
Every Chapter begins with an illustration of the overall healthcare communication situation to be practiced. Every dialogue to be clarified focuses a specific vowel or consonant sound and also features an illustration of the speaking situation.
The Appendix offers suggested methods for ESL Healthcare students to create their own practical message clarification dialogues and collaborative oral communication settings.
The last pages in the Appendix include Parts I-III Entry & Exit Levels Assessment of Communication Competence & English Speaking Skills: Healthcare ACCESS © N. L. Flores 2012. Author, Norma Landa Flores has designed and provided customized, Assessment of Communication Competence & English Speaking Skills, ( ACCESS) forms for each unit of learning. These forms were developed with criteria established by the National Communication Association’s Standards for Speaking & Listening in mind and are based on individual behavioral demonstration, therefore are objective and biased-free. You may purchase this digital manual from Teachers Pay Teachers.Com.