ESL Healthcare Lesson Plan

Instructor: Suzanne Rose

Suzanne has taught all levels PK-graduate school and has a PhD in Instructional Systems Design. She currently teachers literacy courses to preservice and inservice teachers.

This lesson plan will help you support your ESL learners as they complete activities that will teach them healthcare-related vocabulary. Students will practice with activities and role-playing.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify healthcare-related vocabulary words
  • use healthcare-related vocabulary appropriately in conversation with peers
  • ask appropriate healthcare-related questions in role-playing situations


45-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • ELP 9-12.1

An ELL can construct meaning from oral presentations and literary and informational text through grade-appropriate listening, reading, and viewing.

  • ELP 9-12.2

An ELL can participate in grade-appropriate oral and written exchanges of information, ideas, and analyses, responding to peer, audience or reader comments and questions.

  • ELP 9-12.7

An Ell can adapt language choices to purpose, task and audience when speaking and writing.

  • ELP 9-12.9

An ELL can create clear and coherent grade-appropriate speech and text.

Materials Needed

  • Images for vocabulary words
  • Healthcare vocabulary bingo cards
  • Bingo chips or tokens to cover the words that are called
  • Healthcare scenario cards for roleplaying


  • Ambulance
  • Appointment
  • Blood work
  • Check-up
  • Clinic
  • Co-pay
  • Cough
  • Deductible
  • Diet
  • Doctor
  • Emergency room (ER)
  • Flu shot
  • Healthcare
  • Hospital
  • Immunization
  • Insurance
  • Laboratory
  • Maternity
  • Medication/medicine
  • Nurse
  • Outpatient
  • Over-the-counter medicine (OTC)
  • Pain
  • Patient
  • Physical exam
  • Prescription (RX)
  • Privacy notice
  • Side-effects
  • Surgery
  • Urgent care
  • Vaccine
  • Vital signs
  • Vitamin
  • Well baby visit

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