BLENDED LEARNING AND COLLABORATIVE TEACHING IN EFL MEDICAL ENGLISH

Paulus Widiatmoko

Abstract


This study attempts to sketch the implementation of blended learning and collaborative teaching in an Indonesian ESP program tailored to prepare learners for oral communication skill in travelling Medicine. The instructions cover sessions of language practice and skill-lab role play collaborating doctors, English instructors, and native speakers. The classroom activities and learners’ independent practice are facilitated by language input from a web-based repository of audiovisual media demonstrating both Medical content of clinical communication and samples of the spoken texts. These conducts aim to provide varied modes of learning covering language function practice, familiarity of cultural issues of communicating with foreign patients, and accurate Medical procedures. By the end of the course, learners’ attitudes were admittedly positive in terms of the course importance, relevance of its conducts towards the objectives, and effective roles of the tutor collaborators. Moreover, the online audiovisual material was acknowledged to provide sufficient sources of learning of language expressions, intonation, and visualizations of clinical communication procedures. However, it was found out that learners’ positive attitudes towards blended learning and collaborative teaching did not correlate significantly with their learning achievement.


Keywords


blended learning, Medical English, audiovisual

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