Medical French individual course

Individual course medical French

The course in Medical French is an intensive course (37,5 hours) regarding the medical language in medical professional situations. It is intended for non-French speakers who have a medical profession and are or will be working in France. For every profession, there is a course that focuses on that speciality.
The prerequisite for this course is at least level A2 of the CEFR.
The course gets its final set-up based on the specific needs of the student, sometimes in consultation with the employer. Some students want to practice job interviews or a conversation with for example 'l'Ordre des Médecins'. Others prefer to work on their written French.

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)
- Important topics related to practice in France: the French health system, regulations (ethics, medical secrecy) and interculturality in the practice of a medical profession in France

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 - 12.15 pm	Grammar course including acquisition of medical vocabulary
12.15 - 13.15 pm	Dinner (in French)
13.15 - 14.00 pm	Conversations on professional issues (with authentic documents)
14.00 - 15.15 pm 	Acquisition of medical vocabulary (video / article / podcast)
15.15 - 15.30 pm 	Pause
15.30 - 16.45 pm 	Practical (automating) exercises on basic French grammar 
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 : 2200 € (free of charge for the doctors we recruit and place in France).
Including :
course material
acces to the online database of medical terms (EN-FR) with more than 20,000 items
coffee, tea, drinks




































A four-week * group course French for students with some knowledge of French (level A2 or higher)
Group up to 4 persons

* For the daily programme, see our FAQ.