English for Healthcare | English for Healthcare Program

English for Healthcare

Midwestern Career College’s English for Healthcare program is a vocational (occupational) ESL program designed for non-native speakers of English who have a background in the medical field but require additional English language skills specific to the medical field. The program is also intended for students who wish to improve their language skills to pass Occupational English Test (OET) for Healthcare Professionals.

The program courses aim to help students grow their capacity to communicate in a healthcare setting by focusing on English reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Through readings, role-plays, listening activities, and discussions, students will learn how to communicate effectively with patients and allied healthcare workers. The courses will also cover vocabulary and language structures related to basic medical terminology, medical law and ethics, and human health and disease conditions. . 

Campus:Study format:Start date:Price:
Chicago DowntownOn Campus1/8/2024$1,690/term


This program is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Program Objectives 

After successfully completing this program/course, students should be able to:

  • Improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to better communicate in the healthcare industry.
  • Effectively communicate with a patient or a patient’s relative or caregiver, and obtain information related to the patient’s current and past medical history.
  • Use target language skills to promote one’s own competences and professional assets in the medical field through oral interviews and written documents.
  • Develop effective and appropriate interpersonal, cross-cultural, and workplace communication skills.
  • Effectively use target terminology used in the study of human diseases in order to communicate with the patient


English for Healthcare is offered at Midwestern Career College’s Main Campus, conveniently at 203 N. LaSalle Street. Click here for more information on this campus.

Admissions Contact Info


100 South Wacker Drive, LL 1-50
Chicago, IL 60606

312-236-9000 ext. 2


Business Hours:

Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

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