To address important vocabulary issues for healthcare professionals from non-English speaking backgrounds.


A large vocabulary is required to function well in an English-speaking environment. While many healthcare professionals have mastered the technical vocabulary of their profession, it is necessary to expand their knowledge in other areas.

A broad vocabulary will assist in understanding patients and colleagues using non-technical language and idiomatic expressions. Slang and idioms can be new even for very proficient English speakers.


Each case has activities that focus on vocabulary.  Choose one of the vocabulary activities from the menu on the right.