The American English for Internationals program offers medical professionals an opportunity to improve communication skills in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. The program helps international medical professionals develop the confidence and determination to pursue more conversations – professional and personal – in American English. It empowers participants with effective communication skills in the context of the American language and cultural norms and increases awareness among American health care providers about cultural differences in communication to facilitate intercultural understanding and tolerance. Participants learn to minimize non-native accents and cultivate good conversational skills to ensure that focus stays on exceptional academic abilities and maximize opportunities for professional advancement. Awareness begets acceptance and adaptability to work with the differences.
The program is taught by experienced ESL instructors who specializes in accent modification and has been approved for 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ by Indiana University School of Medicine’s Division of Continuing Medical Education. This is not a class for learning to speak English. To be eligible to participate, individuals must have a moderate degree of fluency in spoken English.