HARRY POTTER IN THE HOSPITAL WING - USING HARRY POTTER MOVIES FOR PRACTICING MEDICAL ENGLISH
Kyushu University (JAPAN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:DVD's have been widely used in language classes as they are quite versatile. Harry Potter videos can be useful to students in the medical professions as Harry and his friends spend a fair amount of time in the hospital wing. If not actually in the hospital, they incur various injuries and illnesses. This provides the opportunity to teach medical vocabulary and medically oriented problem solving in an engaging way. In the 'real world', students may not encounter patients with "a head full of nargles", but wizards still have human anatomy and physiology! Students "assess" and "treat" magical maladies while providing "rationale" for them (all-important in the medical professions). As there is no exam pressure, the affective filter is noticeably lowered as students practice pronunciation, medical vocabulary, and conversation.
This presentation will include demonstrations of activities for using Harry Potter for students studying in the medical fields.
Keywords: DVD's, Medical English, Nursing English.