4th International English for Healthcare Conference


Elena Semino, Lancaster University, UK

Jim Parle, Birmingham University Medical School, UK


John Skelton

This unique conference is dedicated to the teaching and learning of English for healthcare. It aims to encourage an exchange of ideas to stimulate discussion and to provide a platform for the presentation of new ideas, approaches and material to the understanding of, and teaching of, language and communication in healthcare.

The conference plays host to sessions that relate to classroom practice, including workshops, practice-based presentations and discussions sessions, along with research-based sessions that help develop our understanding of how language is used in medicine and healthcare.

The conference attracts language teachers and communication skills trainers working with health professionals (e.g. nurses, doctors, dentists, radiographers, physiotherapists) both in training and in the workplace, and practitioners from the medical translation and interpreting field.