Language Skills College & University Education Practice-Oriented Long Workshop

A Tool for Intelligibility in Healthcare

Sun, Nov 14, 12:45-13:45 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 11

This presentation describes a tool in the form of a pronunciation practice guide aimed at helping Japanese students in healthcare disciplines improve their ability to pronounce English medical terms more intelligibly. A test trial of the guide conducted on 87 nursing and medical technology majors demonstrated a remarkable increase in their intelligibility. The presenter describes the main features of the guide and its trial procedures, and recommends its use in medical English classrooms across Japan.