This course offers the same goal and content as the General Course. The difference is the course type and the requirements.

Course aim
You’ll develop your communication skills to speak in everyday care situations with Englisch speaking patients (such as tourists e.g.), their relatives, team colleagues and doctors, using medical English.

Course content
Hospital professions, hospital departments, patient admission, monitoring, symptoms, pain, medication, dying and death, hygiene, accident and emergency department, patient transfers, anatomy etc.
Ask questions, make recommendations, make comparisons, explain nursing procedures, give instructions, etc.
Basics of colloquial English will be revised, deepened and applied in a nursing context.

Course type
1 lesson = 50 min.
6 L on the same day: 3 L in the morning, 3 L in the afternoon; every 14 days, 5 course days.
On an additional morning the certificate test takes place. It lasts about 3 L, depending on the number of participants.
Number of lessons: 5 x 6 L plus 1 x 3 L = 33 L
Course duration: 27 hours 30 min.

You have the possibility to take the Certificate Test at the end of the course. If you pass it successfully, you will receive a certificate which you can enclose with future applications or include in salary negotiations. Each participant will receive a course confirmation.

This course is suitable for you if you reach English Level B1 or higher in the Free Language Test. The test will be sent to you by mail after registration.
Self-study, such as learning the vocabulary, is particularly important in the Intensive Course in order to achieve the course goal and to enjoy communicating in medical English.

Free Language Test

  The aim of the Free Language test is to assess your current English language skills. This will allow me to pick you up at your level.
B1 is the ability to formulate sentences freely and spontaneously and to know an average everyday vocabulary.

Course location
Thun: Burgsaal, (next to Thun Hospital, 10 min. from the train station)

Course costs
Fr. 680.-
Course book and other material Fr. 75.-
Fees for the Certificate Test and the Certificate are included.

Dates Schedule Duration
12./26. January 09.00-11.50, 13.00-15.50 6 Lessons
9. February 09.00-11.50, 13.00-15.50 6 Lessons
2./16. March 09.00-11.50, 13.00-15.50 6 Lessons

30. March 2021 (Certificate Test)

Dates Schedule Duration
6./27. April 09.00-11.50, 13.00-15.50 6 Lessons
18. May 09.00-11.50, 13.00-15.50 6 Lessons
1./15. June 09.00-11.50, 13.00-15.50 6 Lessons

29. June (Certificate Test)

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