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Posted by jozef jambor /United Kingdom/ on 2009-06-11
i would like ask Can i buy your books if Im in England.how long it will be take on time if I have order any books and how can I pay for these.Thanks a lot regards Jozef
Subject: Book order to UK?
Posted by Melodie /Canada/ on 2009-06-11
Hello, Jozef: Thank you for your question. Yes, you most certainly can order books to the United Kingdom. Please use the link on our pages "contact" and send your details. Payment must be made in advance of shipping. Air Mail will take 2 - 3 weeks after that. Payment must be made by International Money Order or Western Union/MoneyGram. Please note that I will be working in Bangladesh for the next 3 weeks and we may not be able to complete your order until after July 10th,2009 ............................ Melodie Hull
Subject: PhD research
Posted by Mortaza Aslrasuli /Iran/ on 2007-09-28
my P.h.D research is about designing EMP courses. I would be grateful if you would send me any paper oo links related to my topic.
Subject: Recommended articles or papers
Posted by Melodie /Canada/ on 2007-09-28
Please take a look at my Links page for a link to Using English. I have 2 articles on this subject published there. Secondly, please take a look at my 'Recommended Articles' page on the Message Board here. From time to time I will be posting information about new articles for interested readers. Good luck with your Ph.D!
Melodie in Canada
Subject: Receiving Books
Posted by Virginia Christopher /Canada/ on 2009-08-08
I am very impressed with your excellent materials. I am going to Qatar on Friday to work at the University of Calgary's Qatar Nursing program as an EAP instructor. Thus, I would like to buy your books. The problem is the length of time they would take to receive. Is there a store in Vancouver where I could buy them, such as the VCC or UBC Bookstore? If not, how long would you estimate they would take to get to Vancouver if I ordered from you? It would be great if they coulc come by Friday- I would pay extra for a rush courrier if necessary.
Subject: Ordering books - payment
Posted by Melodie /Canada/ on 2009-12-06
Hi, everyone: I just want you to know that we've contacted this inquirer, directly. However, I want to take a moment to point out to all customers that PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDER or come directly via Western Union or Money Gram. No other cheques will be accepted UNLESS they are from a Canadian or American university or college, only. Melodie
Subject: a Melody for Melodie
Posted by Chad Romaniuk /Canada/ on 2002-12-16
I was a Psychiatric Nursing student of Melodie Hull's @ Douglas College. I am very honored to comment about this Instructor because she made a huge impact on me. She is accountable, empathetic, responsible, caring and compassionate. She ensured that her student's maintain professionalism and that we treated both the staff and clients with nothing but the highest standards of respect and care. Her style of teaching in the classroom and in the clinical area is unwaveringly consistent. Her presence commands attention and prepares you for a unique learning experience. After leaving her classroom or a day with her in the Clinical area, I felt I was rewarded with current knowledge and skills. She is very keen on pushing her students to reach our full potential. She did not expect or promote the "cookie cutter type of Nurse" - but promoted creativity and encouraged our own style. To this day she has remained supportive to questions and even though she is not at Douglas College teaching, she is still helpful for those of us newbies that are up and coming in today's world of health and Nursing. Douglas College was extremely fortunate to have such a gifted and insightful instructor. With her experience and knowledge - any student that is in a program to learn will be rewarded. I appreciated her straight off the cuff, no nonsense approach. Out of all of my Instructors, Melodie left an impression on me that lasted. After being in her class-room, I realized that the passion she has for teaching was re-ignited into me as a student. It is my hope to one day exude her confidence and charisma. With her drive, her personality, knowledge and skill she will always be successful in whatever she chooses to do. She is an asset to any organization. I look forward to hearing about the new and wonderful things that are to come for her in the future.
Posted by Melodie /Canada/ on 2002-12-16
Gee, Chad... wow! What can I say? A mere thank-you does not seem sufficient. What a beautiful note. Good luck to you in your career! Yours, Melodie
Subject: ESP as a new career
Posted by Terre Schill /United States/ on 2007-03-10
Hi, everyone - I am an American woman with a background in medicine: 8 years as a paramedic, and 4 years as a medical transcriptionist. I also have a B.A. from a well known liberal arts college, and 4 years of experience substitute teaching at the secondary school level. I have also had some experience teaching ACLS and first aid to adults. My language skills are excellent. I am willing to relocate most anywhere. I lived in the Middle East for several years working in a different field (flight attendant). Is a new career in ESP a realistic goal for me? What steps should I take first?
Subject: Qualifications to Teach ESP
Posted by Melodie /Canada/ on 0000-00-00
Hi, Terre: It sounds like you are very well qualified to teach English for Specific Purposes. This is a 'special' kind of ESL that is post-basic and subject-specific. An example is of course, English for Nurses and Medical Personnel. Are you interested in a TESOL certificate, too? That would really help. I can't offer any jobs, but you could try Dave's ESL Cafe (see Links) or try the community colleges in the USA, although they generally only want English language instructors with degrees. Are you still in the USA? Contact me at my e-mail if you would like more information. Melodie
Posted by Terre Schill /United States/ on 2007-03-15
Thanks Melodie. When you say "you could try Dave's ESL Cafe (see Links) or try the community colleges in the USA, although they generally only want English language instructors with degrees." do you mean a degree in English only? I do have a B.A. I am planning on taking a 5-month course to get certified, TESOL for example, though just not sure which one to pursue.
Subject: Do you need a university degree
Posted by Melodie /Canada/ on 2007-03-21
Hi, Terre: Thanks for the question. What I really meant to say is that a university degree in language studies or linguistics is required to teach at most colleges in the USA. So, you may not be able to teach English there. However, American language schools will be very interested in your qualifications. You will also find that when travelling abroad, anyone with a post-secondary degree who is a native-English speaker is 'valuable' to language schools and colleges, alike. University degrees are not always required overseas. What I might suggest in the meantime is that you create a course for Night School, Continuing Education at your local high school. (Yes, you could always use my workbooks to do this.) Draft a proposal and take it into the school. They will help you market it. Perhaps there are health professionals in your area who would love to be able to take this kind of course part-time? I hope this information has provided clarity? Bye for now.... .Melodie Hull
Subject: Asking for Permission
Posted by Pauline Rondé /Canada/ on 2007-05-24
Hi Melodie, I bought your workbooks a few years ago. I find your exercises on medication very good. Therefore, I would like to ask for your permission to make photocopies for use in class.
Subject: Copying my Work?
Posted by Melodie /Canada/ on 2007-05-26
Hi, Pauline: Nice to hear from you. I appreciate your honesty and integrity in asking if you can copy some of my exercises. I am afraid the answer is 'no'. The students should buy their own workbooks so they can not only write in them, but keep them for future reference. That is what they were designed for. PLEASE DO NOT COPY THEM. THAT IS A COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. However, you do have some academic freedom/permission to put the occasional exercise up on the blackboard or overhead and work from there. Once again, I applaud your integrity. Yours very truly, Melodie Hull, Nurse-Educator & Consultant, Canada
Subject: Small sample of your textbooks
Posted by Barbara Kanter /United States/ on 2008-03-11
I teach professionals here in Chicago and I am particularly interested in your medical dialogues. Could you please send me a few sample web pages?
This is my website, speakiq.com
Subject: Sample Materials
Posted by Melodie /Canada/ on 2008-03-15
I'd be happy to send you a few samples of my work. I'll contact you at your direct email.
Bye for now,
Subject: English for Nurses
Posted by leila bordbar /Canada/ on 2002-01-30
I am a nurse from Iran and live in Canada.I took Melodies course and it was great.I learned so many thing about Canadian culture,nursing,patient.I learned so much about Canadian attituds,habites.My vocablary has really grown and this course was great. Melody was great. I recomended every body to take this course.
Subject: Cost of Materials/Education Opportunies
Posted by Stephen Watts /United States/ on 2008-08-09
Greetings from Texas. I recently came across your website and would like to order all the books you offer. I sent an email from within your website but I'm not sure I did it correctly so I thought I would try this again, and please excuse me if you received 2 emails from me.
My understanding from your site was that the whole package is $52.00 US dollars for those who live in the US. Am I correct? Also, does this include shipping to Texas or not and if not, how much extra should I send for that? Finally, is certified check or money order the only method of payment or do you take credit cards?
Lastly, I am interested in taking a course somewhere at a community college/university or elsewhere to see how Medical English can be taught. Are there any that you would know of? I can't seem to find much!
Thanks for all your hard work to put these materials together for those of us who would like to learn how to teach Medical English. I look forward to hearing from you as time permits!
Subject: Lots of questions & lots of answers
Posted by Melodie /Canada/ on 2008-08-09
How nice to hear from you. Yes, I received both your emails and I am happy to answer them!
1) What kind of training do I need to become a competent teacher of Medical English? Should I put my own course together with materials from your website and other places or should I get some kind of formal training first?
My answer is: my first choice for a competent teacher of Medical English is someone who is a medical/health professional who also has training or expertise in teaching English for Specific Purposes.
If you are interested in putting a course together, check your local market, first. Is there a need for such a course? Who have you asked and who are you consulting with in the health professions? Will they support your endeavour by using your course or referring students to you? Who will your target group of students be, specifically? And finally, you don't need to put a course together: I have created one for you called Basic English for Health Care Workers. It is my best seller! Or, you could wait till my major book Medical English clear and simple is published next year (F A Davis Co, USA) and use that .
2) Is there a high demand for Medical English teachers in the world? My answer: Yes, there is and it is not all for emigration purposes. In some countries, job prospects improve when you are able to speak English. SEcondly, there is a strong desire to communicate with other professionals worldwide and English is the lingua franca for this nowadays.
3) Where is a reliable place to go on the web to find openings for teaching Medical English? My answer: I know of none that are specifically 'reliable' for Medical English. Dave's ESL Cafe is an excellent site to sort through job postings but before you apply, please also check their teacher information board to read who and/or which school is reputable as an employer.
4) I am interested in taking a course somewhere at a community college/university or elsewhere to see how Medical English can be taught. Are there any that you would know of? My answer: I would like to recommend my own alma mater, the University of Wollongong, Australia. Try their Masters of Education (TESOL) program through Distance Education. Excellent.
Well, Stephen, I hope I have been able to answer your questions. I will send a private email with an invoice explaining how you might order my books.
Melodie (PS) Please excuse the shape and form of this letter. This darn website doesn't allow me to use bullets or paragraphs.) mh
Subject: Teaching English to Health Care workers in Hong Kong
Posted by Eleni Walter /Hong Kong/ on 2008-01-09
I will be in Hong Kong for two years, and I am very interested in exploring the possibility of teaching ESL to prospective Health Care Personell, because I have found it to be a huge need in the US.
I am a registered Medical Technologist with 26 years clinical experience, I have a Master's in Technical Education, and a TESL certificate, and have 6 years college experience in teaching Phlebotomy and Medical Terminology. I believe I can combine all these qualifications to bridge both in Asia and the US.
Please send me specific information about the exact cost of all your workbooks including the shipping costs to HK.
Again, I am so thrilled to have stumbled accross your website to help a seedling of an idea come to fruition. I am very excited.
Subject: Thanks for the compliments
Posted by Melodie /Canada/ on 2008-02-24
Thank-you for the wonderful compliments. I am going to write to you directly to provide more information about my workbooks and the work of teaching English to health professionals.
Bye for now,