February 2014 – June 2014
To build up students’ oral competence and performance of English as a foreign language to learn at an advanced level while advancing their professional capability in clinical practice and raising their awareness of academic interest in doing research.
1. Student-made topic-related PPT presentations
2. Accompanying teaching video clips
3. Functional and notional language
1. A PBL approach to a particular medical problem and medical discipline;
2. A DIY approach to the online pursuit of the topic-related medical advances and breakthroughs in the medical literature so that a particular focus or an insightful perspective can be formed on which to make an oral presentation in a unique way in the classroom;
3. A communicative approach to the simulated academic activities in class so that students can be immerged in the “real” situation with a view to promoting their language competence, medical profession and awareness of academic interest in doing research;
4. A supplemental approach to the acquisition of the functional and notional language for the skills of oral presentation as well as to the making of a PPT presentation, especially in terms of wording.
1. Complete the required amount of video-based listening practice out of class;
2. Widen your horizon in the world of medical literature, especially in the high-impact journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet so as to raise your awareness of academic interest in doing research;
3. Accomplish four PPT assignments per person as required;
4. Get dynamically involved with any learning activity in the classroom (i.e. oral presentation, Q&A, role play, discussion, etc.);
5. Exercise your student-autonomy in learning as required by the DIY approach;
6. Improve your skills of making an oral presentation by acquiring the functional and notional language;
7. Enlarge your medical vocabulary and improve your sense of medical English;
8. Improve yourself in spontaneity, fluency and accuracy while speaking medically;
9. Ensure your attendance.
1. General Performance (oral presentation, Q&A , etc.) ....…..50%
2. Final (video-based listening comprehension & descriptive and summative responses)………………………..……50%