Group course

Group course medical French

This is a four-week course in medical French, part of which is focused on your medical specialty.
Level of French required before the course: A2/B1
Group : groups of 4 doctors minimum and 5 maximum.

Will be dealt with during classes:

– The most frequent consultations (role-playing)
– Communication with colleagues (interdisciplinary meetings, teamwork in the operating room, transfer of files)
– Preparation for the interview with ‘le Conseil de l’Ordre des Médecins’ (if necessary).

– The following modules:
  1.The French healthcare system
  2. The Health Code (important regulation)
  3. Local and national health partners
  4. Interculturality in the practice of a medical profession in France
  5.The work of a healthcare professional in practice

Course schedule

9.00 - 9.15 am	Return on the homework (1st day : Welcome)
9.15 - 10.30 am 	Two roleplays (in a medical setting)
10.30 - 10.45 am 	Pause
10.45 - 12.00 pm	Grammar course including acquisition of medical vocabulary
12.00 - 12.30 pm	Conversations on professional issues (with authentic documents)
12.30 - 13.30 pm	Dinner (in French)
13.30 - 16.45 pm 	- Self-study assignments in Medical French
			        - Private lesson of 30 minutes per student
			        - Abovementioned modules
16.45 - 17.00 pm 	Evaluation of the day
In the evening 	Some homework (grammar)


All year round on request (subject to availability)

The teacher

Maarten Stroes
He studied French language and literature/French as a foreign language and French history in France (Montpellier and Lille) and in the Netherlands. Wrote several French teaching methods.
Working as a French teacher since 1998, taught, among other things, at a French ‘Collège’
Has given intensive courses in French to foreign health professionnals since the end of 2010 (more than 25 different medical specialities). Since 2018 he recruits European health professionals for French hospitals, clinics, health centers, etc.

Your stay

The Work your Way to France training centre is located in Saint-Honoré-les-Bains. There are several options for accommodation.
Information will be sent to you on request.


5 days of courses : 3000 € (VAT not applicable)
Including :
course material
acces to the online database of medical terms (EN-FR) with more than 20,000 items.
lunches (on school days)
coffee, tea, drinks