Development of academic competencies as the learning objectives of an English-medicine integrated common-core module

Miao Yang; Zhongfang Zhang
December 2013
Asian EFL Journal;Dec2013, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p395
Academic Journal
A common-core module intended to bridge the general English course and medical English course in an EFL context was developed by specifying medical students' academic competencies in communicative skills, critical thinking and information management as the core learning objectives that integrate linguistic goals with content goals. These are essential academic competencies that all physicians must possess to prepare themselves for a 'global profession of physicians'. The contexts and framework of the curricular design are introduced to provide practical and theoretical rationale, followed by a brief introduction of classroom practices and evaluation methods.


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