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5 questions for a health professional about speaking in English

What do health pros say about speaking in English when it’s not their first language?

Stefanie is a therapist in Germany and now sees several English-speaking clients.

  1. How do you feel about speaking in English?
    I like English and I’m happy I can use it in my practice with my clients from other countries.

  2. What’s the hardest thing about speaking in English?
    Saying the right thing in the right way so my clients feel I understand them and can help them.

  3. How do you overcome this?
    My coach told me about speedwriting and I find that really useful.

  4. What are your speaking goals?
    I want to feel more confident and comfortable when dealing with my clients in English.

  5. What’s your advice for others who need to speak in English?
    I work with a coach who gives me feedback on what I’m saying and how I say it. This helps a lot. We also role play situations with clients and so I feel more prepared for my sessions.

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