Communication skills are increasingly significant for English-language medical education [1]. The need for linguistic, cultural, and pragmatic instruction for international medical students is increasing as education and medical care become more globalized [2]. Medical students need specific linguistic skills as well as an understanding of the value system, which includes cultural and pragmatic awareness. While there have been several studies analyzing culturally and linguistically diverse students’ needs in medical education and clinical experience [3], [4], there is currently no agreement on the best way for an English for Specific Purposes department within an international medical university to serve the needs of the diverse population of medical students.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0187
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada