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English for Medical Purposes

Challenges and Issues

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Published on Monday, April 29, 2024

Abstract

In today's globalized world, English has become indispensable, serving as the lingua franca, particularly in professional fields such as medicine, business, and politics. The need for proficiency in English for medical purposes (EMP) is especially critical in Algeria, where recent governmental emphasis on the language underscores its importance in the healthcare sector. This call for papers seeks to address the complex task of teaching EMP in the Algerian context by facilitating a comprehensive exploration of the associated challenges.

Announcement

Argument

In today's globalized world, English has become indispensable, serving as the lingua franca, particularly in professional fields such as medicine, business, and politics. The need for proficiency in English for medical purposes (EMP) is especially critical in Algeria, where recent governmental emphasis on the language underscores its importance in the healthcare sector. However, adapting EMP instruction to the specific needs of Algerian medical students and professionals, predominantly educated in French, presents a significant challenge.

This call for papers seeks to address the complex task of teaching EMP in the Algerian context by facilitating a comprehensive exploration of the associated challenges. Medical personnel are increasingly expected to demonstrate fluency in English to effectively communicate and share research insights within the global medical community. To bridge this gap, it is imperative to examine the issues surrounding EMP instruction and learning in Algeria.

Recently, in Algeria, governmental policies have prioritized the English language, underscoring the necessity for English for medical purposes. Still, adapting the teaching of English for medical purposes to the specific needs of medical students and doctors remains an inherently complex task as they are totally trained in French. To address these challenges, a comprehensive exploration of the issues surrounding medical English in the Algerian context is crucial. Hence, teaching EMP is undeniably demanding, presenting a myriad of challenges pertaining to both instructors and learners alike.

This conference brings together EMP specialists, EFL teachers, doctors, and practitioners to:

  • Identify and address the specific challenges faced by both educators and learners of medical English in Algeria.
  • Showcase successful interventions and strategies to overcome these challenges and integrate EMP effectively.
  • Align EMP teaching with recent governmental policies promoting English language skills in healthcare.
  • Explore best practices for teaching medical English across various specialties.
  • Investigate the link between EMP instruction and employability in the Algerian medical sector.

Tracks

The conference welcomes proposals on a variety of topics related to EMP in Algeria, including:

  • Needs analysis for medical English programs
  • Curriculum, syllabus, and course design for EMP
  • Teaching and learning strategies for academic and occupational medical English
  • Development of effective teaching materials and resources
  • Assessment and evaluation methods for EMP
  • Utilizing technological innovations in medical English education

Outcomes

The study day on Medical English in Algeria aims to achieve several key outcomes:

  • Sharper understanding of challenges: Participants will identify and address the specific difficulties faced by both educators and learners of medical English in Algeria.
  • Improved teaching practices: The day will showcase successful strategies for teaching medical English and potentially lead to the development of resources tailored to the Algerian context.
  • Policy and practice recommendations: Participants will develop suggestions for policymakers and medical institutions on integrating EMP effectively. This may involve a white paper advocating for EMP's importance.
  • Enhanced collaboration: The study day fosters networking and establishes connections between educators, researchers, and practitioners working in EMP in Algeria. This can lead to future partnerships and ongoing support for EMP education.

Submission guidelines

Abstract : 250 words Max, no references, one bloc and APA formatting. IMRAD is required.

Selected papers will be published in an Edited Book with an ISBN number (LESMS Lab and the PRFU Projects).         

This conference provides a platform for sharing best practices, fostering collaboration, and ultimately, enhancing medical communication skills within the Algerian healthcare system. Please send your abstract to the following electronic address: prfuengbejaia@gmail.com

before the 30/05/24

Important Days

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 30/05/24
  • Notification of Acceptance: 10/06/24
  • Study Day:20/06/24

Scientific Committee

President: Pr. Nadia Idri

  • Pr. Abdelhak Elaggoune, University of Guelma.
  • Pr. Ahmed Chaouki Hoadjli, University of Biskra
  • Pr. Amal Hind Mostari, University of Sidi Belabes
  • Pr. Amar Guendouzi, University of Tizi Ouzou
  • Pr. Dalal Sarnou, University of Mostaganem
  • Pr. Fatiha Berrahal, ENS Oran
  • Pr. Fewzia Bedjaoui, University of Sidi Belabbes
  • Pr. Hammoudi Abdelhak, ENS Eulma Setif
  • Pr. Hanane Sarnou, University of Mostaganem
  • Pr. Hassane Hamada, ENS Constantine
  • Pr. Leila Boussena, University of Chlef
  • Pr. Leyla Bellour, University Center of Mila
  • Pr. Mohammed Dib, University of Mascara
  • Pr. Mohammed Seghir Halimi, University of Ouargla
  • Pr. Mokhtar Hamadouche, University of Oum El Bouaghi
  • Pr. Nacif Labed, University of Constantine 1
  • Pr. Naima Hamlaoui, University of Annaba
  • Pr. Nesrine Ghaouar, University of Annaba
  • Pr. Souryana Yassine, University of Tizi Ouzou
  • Pr. Zouleikha Bensafi, University of Algiers 2
  • Dr. Amal Benyahia, ENS Constantine
  • Dr. Amina Meziane Cherif, University of Sétif
  • Dr. Dhikra Amel Bouzid, University of Illizi
  • Dr. Fadhila Aliouchouche, University of Bejaia
  • Dr. Fatiha Sahli, University of Constantine
  • Dr. Fouzia Rouaghe, University of Setif 2
  • Dr. Hicham Souhali University of Batna
  • Dr. Houria Halil, University of Bejaia
  • Dr. Ikhlas Gharzouli, University of Setif
  • Dr. Khalida Kissi, Unievrsity of Mostaganem
  • Dr. Leila Djouima, ENS Constantine
  • Dr. Med Amine Driss, University of Mascara
  • Dr. Mouad Lahmer, University Center of Illizi
  • Dr. Nabil Aziz Hamadi, University of Sidi Belabbes
  • Dr. Nawel Bengrait University of Guelma
  • Dr. Nouara Kharouni, University of Bejaia
  • Dr. Ounissa Ait Benali, University of Bejaia
  • Dr. Radia Bouguebs, ENS. Constantine
  • Dr. Slimane Boukhentache, University of Jijel
  • Dr. Sonia Imerzoukene, University of Bejaia

Subjects

Places

  • Tichy
    Béjaïa, Algeria (06000)

Event attendance modalities

Full on-site event


Date(s)

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024

Keywords

  • EMP, ESP, teaching, healthcare professionals, doctors, Algeria

Contact(s)

  • Nadia Idri
    courriel : nadia [dot] ahouari [at] univ-bejaia [dot] dz

Information source

  • Sihem Saibi
    courriel : sihem [dot] saibi [at] univ-bejaia [dot] dz

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« English for Medical Purposes », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, April 29, 2024, https://doi.org/10.58079/xt3s

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