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|After becoming one of the most popular and
successful nursing English textbooks, Bedside
Manner Beginner has been completely revised
and updated for its 3rd edition, and it is now in
full and glowing colour!
For teachers in Japan, please note that although the new edition is entirely in English, all the original features are still available in the free pdf Japanese Language Support pack, available via the downloads section of this page. Sections of this guide may be photocopied for student use or distributed via pdf.
In addition, a comprehensive Teacher's Guide containing answers, teaching hints, and additional materials is available as a free pdf. To obtain your copy, please contact the distributors or Perceptia Press.
Bedside Manner Beginner is a practical, basic introduction to everyday nursing English. It helps learners acquire the vital communicative essentials of their jobs, without demanding a high level of English.
Bedside Manner Beginner avoids using specialised nursing and medical expressions, preferring to equip learners with the kind of language spoken and understood by patients.
In a step-by-step approach, with extensive scaffolding and review, learners can build the basic skills they need to help them avoid potentially stressful communication with English-speaking patients. It also offers abundant language support and a variety of extra activities and downloadable audio from the Perceptia Press website.
Bedside Manner Beginner has been graded to Level 6 (mid-elementary, at a level of around 401–600 headwords) according to the levels in the Extensive Reading Foundation (ERF) Level Scale.
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About the author
Simon Capper has over 25 years of experience working at universities, and has been teaching at the Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing since 2004. He has authored several English language textbooks and is co-founder of the Japan Association for Nursing English Teaching (JANET).