Module 3: Family Doctor (2010)

This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).

In this module, the authors discuss the role of the family doctor; the procedure for annual checkups; the importance of medical records; and the use of walk-in clinics. They have also included activity sheets and a glossary to help the facilitator explain new vocabulary.

Each sample lesson plans includes an estimate of the time required for it, as well as the targeted Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of the learners for whom it is intended. The language level for the lesson plans in this module ranges from pre-benchmark to CLB 2.

Because the curriculum is aimed at learners with low literacy skills, the authors have included a discussion of a preferred teaching method for such learners.

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Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA), Farzana Mubashir and Rabia Garewal. Module 3: Family Doctor 2010. Web. 1 Oct. 2022 <>
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA), Farzana Mubashir & Rabia Garewal (2010). Module 3: Family Doctor. Retrieved October 1, 2022, from
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