Health Economics English: its Goals
Health Economics English has two primary goals. First, to enable students to improve their ability to articulate a thought in writing and orally. Second, to help prepare students for their “Comparative Study” presentation and report.
Gaining the ability to articulate a thought is done through the study of documents. Those are texts as well as audio documents. Documents are taken from the international press but also are produced by universities or international organizations.
A review of grammar points is also proposed for students in need of a refresher. Helping students prepare for the final “Comparative Study” will take different aspects. One will be to articulate the roadmap or table of content for their comparative study and write-up the corresponding introduction. Another exercise will be to work on the design principles of PowerPoint presentations.
A last exercise is in-class participation, where students must articulate their answers to listening and reading comprehension exercises. Another goal of this class is to help students prepare and build their job search tools: the résumé and the cover letter.
The course aims for 3 outcomes
- First, to help students fluidify their oral and written expression.
- Using articles and podcasts students will focus on grammar and vocabulary, as well as pronunciation and intonation.
- Second, to help students build their job search tools in English.
- Applying the Situation, Obstacles, Approach, and Results method, students will work on their job search tools.
- Third, to help students prepare for their “Comparative Study” project, where a PowerPoint presentation and a 20+ page report are required.
Students must come to class having prepared the exercises of the day. Those exercises will be available on the course website.
Students will need to create an account on the website. Do so use the information on the student presence sheet.
On the website, students will be able to:
- Access the documents and the class calendar,
- Contact Anne-Pierre,
- Upload your short-essays, and
- Access grammar points and exercises for self-evaluation.
The website is our point of contact beyond the classroom.
- 30% Comparative Study defense (50% PowerPoint – 50% oral presentation)
- 15% Road-map & Introduction + Discussion + Conclusion to Comparative Study (those documents will be handed in on the last day before the final exam)
- 15% In-class participation
- 20% Online/in-class exercises
- 20% Individual final exam (similar to in-class exercises)
English Grammar Evaluation