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Genre repertoire for professional communication in the Oxford for Careers course books: English for Nursing 1 and 2
 
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Foreign Language Center, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
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Institute of Journalism and Social Comunication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
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Department of Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, Collegium Medicum, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Joanna Wojtkiewicz   

Department of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Collegium Medicum, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Warszawska 30, 10-082 Olsztyn, Poland. Tel.: +4889 524 61 33.
Submission date: 2018-12-04
Acceptance date: 2019-07-09
Online publication date: 2019-12-17
 
Pol. Ann. Med. 2020;27(1):73–77
 
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Introduction:
The author strongly supports the notion that exposure to various genres and sub-genres in the process of learning and teaching a foreign language, particularly English for Medical Purposes in its nursing variety, can enhance the quality of communication at either every-day, professional or academic levels of students whose major is nursing.

Aim:
The paper aims at providing the characteristics of various genre types which are present in Oxford for Careers course books: English for Nursing 1 and 2 and which are particularly useful for teaching and learning communication skills.

Material and methods:
The textbook is seen as an element that is integrated into the process of education, and it is identified as a genre that functions communicatively as a source of instruction and information about how people do things in society.

Results and discussion:
The analyzed course books were found to constitute a valuable source of written and visual genres and sub-genres with various communicative purposes including: handling in-group and out-group communication as well as managing academic, professional and every-day communication.

Conclusions:
The notion of a genre-based approach to English language teaching consists in recognizing and understanding various types of genres to which students are exposed in a classroom setting.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
We are very grateful to all involved in writing this manuscript.
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