Teaching medical English is a lofty and challenging task for the Department's trainers as we deal with physicians and health professionals, who seek to boost Ukraine's international standing. Hence, developing conversational skills and interpreting competencies is of priority.

Within this framework, learning the specific, in particular medical, vocabulary is a daunting task. Here are the tips and recommendations about how to get the most out of your memory!

Remembering 100 words a week is not so very difficult after all, but keeping them in mind the next day is a lot more complicated. How can you memorize new English words?

You should learn words in context as when you remember not the specific meaning of one word, but a phrase, you add this word to your active vocabulary. In any language the average person's active vocabulary is about 2000 words.

You should read fiction books, since reading them is the only way to improve your vocabulary. While communicating, you can remember a few new words, but you can step up the vocabulary through regular reading.

Using flashcards, as they contain information on both sides, that is instrumental in memorizing.

Memorizing words using sound associations. Try to pick up sound associations and, as a result, to remember the words will be much easier for you.

Language interpreters transmit ideas for foreign language speakers in a number of different environments, some of them possibly life changing. interpreting in the courtroom and healthcare settings gives non-native speakers a voice they wouldn’t otherwise have, deciphering 911 calls and legal testimony (United Language Group).

We're sure all the tips can help you enhance your medical language competence.