This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).
In this module, the authors explain various signs and medical terminology a learner might encounter while looking for a particular facility in a hospital. They have included activity sheets to reinforce what is being taught.
Sample lesson plans include the targeted Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of the learners, as well as an estimate of the time required for each lesson. The lesson plans range from pre-benchmark to CLB 2.
Because the curriculum is aimed at ESL learners with low literacy skills, the authors have included a discussion of a preferred teaching method for such learners.