In today’s world, reading is basic to everyday life. As children we learn to read, and as adults, we read to learn. We read to learn about the news, to learn about rules, and to learn about how to do things. We also use reading to learn English.
If you want to learn English more quickly, lots of reading is important. The more you read, the more input your brain gets about how the language works. When you read in English, you can improve your vocabulary, your grammar, and your writing skills at the same time.
Reading is the best way to improve your vocabulary! The context of articles helps you figure out and understand the meaning of English words in the text that are new to you. Reading also provides repetition of vocabulary words you have already learned to help you remember them.
What to read to improve your English for medicine?
1. Medical news
News is by definition fresh and current. Every day, there are new articles which are written clearly and directly, making them perfect for learning new vocabulary. Learning English with the news will hold your attention while significantly improving your English skills.
2. Medical encyclopedias and textbooks.
You can borrow many English-language medical encyclopedias and textbooks from the university library. Some of them are:
McDowell, Julie. Encyclopedia of human body systems.
Human Diseases and Conditions, Second Edition. Project Editor: Miranda Herbert Ferrara.
3. Medical journals.
There are a lot of online English-language medical scientific journals which keep health care professionals at the leading edge of medical knowledge, help them to gain broad understanding in their areas of interest, and provide valuable perspectives on the practice of medicine.
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is the world’s leading medical journal and website. Published continuously for over 200 years, NEJM delivers high-quality research and interactive clinical content to physicians, educators, and the global medical community. Today, it is the most widely read, cited, and influential general medical periodical in the world.