We’re delighted to have had an article published in the National Health Magazine focusing on how the IELTS 7.0 requirement is impacting on recruiting nurses from the EU.
Given the triggering of Article 50 and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the status of EU workers, the impact of this challenging language requirement is harder than it would have been otherwise, further squeezing a declining supply of international nurses at a time of significant shortages across the NHS.
SLC is delighted to be starting a new IELTS Preparation course for nurses at Cambridge University Hospitals today. CUH is renowned both in the UK and internationally, not only for its excellent care but also for its outstanding academic research work. We wish everyone the greatest of success!
For more information on our IELTS preparation courses designed specifically for nurses and doctors, using the latest in blended learning methodologies, please contact our team, visit the dedicated webpage or just pick up the phone and call us on 01273 900213.
Chris Moore, SLC’s Managing Director, was invited to chair a round table event this week to discuss the impact of the IELTS Test on international recruitment to the NHS.
Specialist Language Courses (SLC) and our partners, Accent International, are delighted to launch a new online English course, specifically designed for the oil and gas industry, Online English for Safety in Oil and Gas.
Statistics published last week showed a dramatic drop in the numbers of EEA-trained nurses joining the NMC register, as reported in the Nursing Times and national media. In December 2016, only 101 nurses joined, a year on year fall of 35.7% and the lowest monthly figure for the year.
We believe that the decision taken 1 year ago by the NMC to change the English Language requirements for EEA-trained nurses registering in the UK is fundamental to this drop. This decision was that all new registrants now need to score 7.0 in the international IELTS Academic English language test.
Specialist Language Courses is delighted to announce the launch of a suite of online General English courses.
There are 5 levels, from beginner (A1) to advanced (C2). Each level consists of 45 hours of integrated skills work – reading, listening, writing, communication – and 15 hours of grammar support and consolidation. Learners can download the accompanying grammar app, with 100s of screens of activity, and there are free lessons based on current newspaper articles uploaded every week.
Welcome to the first in a series of occasional posts giving essential Medical English tips. This one focuses on a critical area of practice: giving advice sensitively. Get this right, and your rapport with your patient will be a powerful factor in building a successful therapeutic partnership. Get this wrong, and your relationship may never recover. Read on.
NEW ONLINE COURSE: ENGLISH FOR DOCTORS: CLINICAL INTERACTIONS 1
Specialist Language Courses (SLC) is delighted to launch its new online English for Doctors course, Clinical Interactions 1.
Do you know when in your language you use an expression that, when read literally, seems to make no sense at all, or it’s used to express another meaning altogether? That expression is an idiom or common saying. Every language has many of them.
Yes it’s true, learning English can be easy even if you speak a Romance Language. Here are some essential tips to help you learn English quickly and effectively.
Here’s an article about something we’re doing more of. Teaching. Online. While much of our work in the last 2 years has focused on producing online language learning materials – especially for Technical English such as Medical and Oil & Gas workers – we have steadily grown an army of specialist English language trainers who teach online English courses around the world. Teaching online enables lessons to take place wherever a learner has a half-decent internet connection.
In a recent blog post we presented the advantages and disadvantages of learning a new language via Mobile Apps. If you are thinking about starting a course with an app but you don`t know which app to choose you are in the right place.
Learning languages are great – I think we can all agree with that. But if you decide to learn a new language the next question is how? Nowadays there are a lot of different ways to learn a language: online or tutored language courses – like the ones we at SLC provide, going abroad, reading loads of books and doing reading, listening and speaking tasks on your own OR perhaps what might be considered the most modern way: using an app on your mobile phone which makes language learning easy and accessible to everyone. The most attractive argument for a lot of people is that you can learn WHENever, WHEREver and WHATever you want. It`s your own decision and no one can really control your progress, although this might be – sometimes – a real problem, especially for lazy people. Have you ever thought about using such an app? But you aren`t sure yet if you should try it?