Case study: A top surgeon


A top heart surgeon involved in pioneering new techniques and the training of other surgeons.

  • To explain to English-speaking colleagues how to use new tools for open-heart surgery (whilst operating)
  • To describe and teach new surgical procedures
  • To give advice and correct fellow surgeons during training sessions
  • To use future and past tenses more accurately
  • To improve his socializing at international conferences

Key elements of his course
  • Using films of surgical operations, perfecting his descriptions
  • Recording and fine-tuning his explanations
  • Simulation of his training sessions
  • Role-plays to increase fluency and confidence while socializing