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Romanian-American University, 1B Expozitiei Blvd., Bucharest 012101, Romania
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There are relatively few studies on the language of forensic medicine. This paper intends to fill this gap and to shed light on the relationship between legal medicine and forensic medicine. Furthermore, building on previous research, we use a corpus-based approach to identify and to investigate frequent terms. Thus, we determine the features of the forensic medicine language to build an innovative strategy for teaching and learning English for Forensic Medicine. Our aim is to analyze the interdisciplinary character of this language and to enhance our students’ language skills through a responsive framework that meets their needs. More precisely, we address the process of developing language learners into reflective practitioners in this digital era and how to implement task-based learning in medicolegal communication. The paper concludes that our strategy has a two-fold outcome: to create an engaging environment for our students and to help them grasp concepts which reveal the intersection between sciences and practices within the domain of forensic medicine.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Foreign language teaching and learning
Received: 2018/08/18 | Accepted: 2018/08/18 | Published: 2018/08/18

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