April 28, 2013

New Website for Medical Language in Hindi-Urdu

From http://hindiurduflagship.org/2012/02/language-for-health

Friends and supporters of Hindi Urdu Flagship nationwide gathered in Austin this week to celebrate the launch of a major new website focused on documenting and teaching the specialized language of healthcare in South Asia. Language for Health is the product of three years of substantial collaboration between HUF, The University of Texas at Austin, Columbia University, and New York University.

Language for Health aims to develop, integrate, and promote Hindi-Urdu language learning specifically for the healthcare profession. The site provides resources and opportunities to develop communication skills in Hindi-Urdu as it is currently used in the context of healthcare and medicine. Simultaneously, the site aims to expand the training of overall language skills at the advanced level in a comprehensive and innovative manner. The website’s developers have designed and developed a package of educational materials with training and pedagogical guidelines for students entering the field of medicine, as well as for established medical professionals. The learning units presented here are designed with the goal of practicing language at the Advanced and Superior levels.

Visit the new website, Language for Health, at http://hindiurduhealth.org

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