Student assignment before class. Proceed step by step. First, familiarize with the objects and equipment in the patient room in the picture dictionary task (Step 1). Then go to the interactive environment and follow the instructions of the native speaker (step 2). If the guide’s speech is not clear on the first listening, it is possible to listen again as many times as it is necessary. After, proceed to practice the structures and vocabulary (steps 3-6).
Classroom work: Once the student has gone through all the steps, the skills can be applied with a working pair. Another student listens to the instructions and passes the information on to the couple, who do the tasks according to the instructions.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
The material provides a step by step approach on learning medical room terminology and communication skills. The learner is guided by native speaker instructor. The material provides a good support for students for example before the practical training in a hospital. The contents are highly relevant and they permit to simulate real life situations in safe virtual learning environment. The material can be considered also innovative, as this kind of learning materials are not yet easily available for Finnish as a second language learners in healthcare and medical field. The teaching source is easy to use but it requires specific browser Firefox to work properly.
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