- Have you been abroad? How was your stay?
- When do you usually visit a hospital?
- nationwide /ney-shuh n-wahyd/
- upcoming /uhp-kuhm-ing/
- determine /dih-tur-min/
- outpatient /out-pey-shuh nt/
- employ /em-ploi/
[adverb] existing or happening in all parts of a particular country
By the end of the month, the new products will be available nationwide.
[adjective] happening soon
Please check the calendar for the upcoming shows and events.
[verb] to find out or make certain facts or information
The students will determine their school festival activities.
[noun] a person who receives medical care from a hospital but who does not stay in the hospital for one or more nights
The hospital must keep enough doctors to treat outpatients.
[verb] to pay someone to work or do a job for you
The company employs around 200 skilled workers.
The said program was the result of a survey showing that doctors and hospital staff had difficulties communicating with foreign outpatients. Under this program, hospitals will be divided into the following: an emergency hospital per prefecture and non-emergency hospitals. Emergency hospitals will employ translators with a high level of medical skills.
- In the article, why would 400 hospitals across Japan hire language translators?
- What are the two methods of translation that are mentioned in the article?
- What does the survey results say?
- How are the hospitals divided in the program?
- What kind of translators will emergency hospitals employ?
- What do you usually do with English words, expressions, or sentences that you don’t understand? Please explain your answer.
- What is your opinion on hiring translators to help foreign outpatients?
- What languages do you think should be translated in hospitals? Please explain your answer.
- In your opinion, how should Japan prepare for the upcoming 2020 Olympics?
- In your opinion, how will medical translators improve its services in Japanese hospitals?