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New grammar course for healthcare students and professionals

SLC is delighted to announce the launch of a new online grammar course for healthcare students and professionals.


30 units of content


Essential Grammar for Healthcare has 30 units and covers a wide range of verb forms, tenses and grammar functions. The course is set at an A2 and B1 level, so elementary and lower-intermediate.

Students learn how to talk about the present, past and future; use conditionals and passives; use articles, adverbs, adjectives and prepositions; ask for advice, make requests, give instructions and make suggestions; describe possibility, ability and necessity; and much more.


A practical healthcare focus throughout


The course is set in a healthcare context throughout. It shows clearly how grammar is used in practical healthcare situations when talking to patients and professionals.

The language is presented through a variety of topics, from common diseases and treatments, to technology in healthcare, to mental health, to Covid-19.


Up-to-the-minute learning and teaching platform


Students take the course on a cutting-edge learning platform. Content includes videos, interactive recording tasks, over 30 downloadable PDFs and many different types of practice activities.

And if a school or university wants to use the course with their students, they can track progress, set homework and see learner submissions on a specially-branded teaching platform.

The course is online so can be taken wherever a student has a connection.


Internationally-renowned author


We’re delighted to have Ros Wright author the course. Ros has over 20 years’ experience working with healthcare professionals and students and is a very well-known medical English writer, speaker and trainer.

Her many publications include Good Practice (Cambridge University Press), English for Nursing 1 & 2 (Pearson Longman), OET Speaking & Writing Skills Builder (Express Publishing), English for Medicine in Higher Education Studies (Garnet) and English for Health and Social Care Workers (Pavilion Publishing).


View and purchase the course

More details and a full syllabus are available to download on the webpage.

The course is available to buy now at

Essential Grammar for Healthcare

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Written by Chris Moore

Chris works on SLC’s strategic direction, product development, course design and key partnerships with organisations including Health Education England, NHS Trusts and medical universities worldwide. He ensures that the work SLC does with healthcare professionals and students has a significant and lasting impact on patient care, medical research and international projects. Chris has worked in specialist English language training since graduating from Cambridge University in 1989 in teaching, academic management and commercial roles. In 2012, he founded SLC to provide training and resources to those who need to communicate in English in critical environments, using technology to reach learners around the world. Chris is also Trustee for Eaquals, the world’s leading international accreditation body for language teaching.

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