Module 9: Medicine (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 proper use and administration of medicine; the difference between over-the counter and prescription medicines; label reading and directions to administer medicines; and packaging and dosages. They also discuss potential side-effects, allergic reactions, overdoses, abuse and precautions regarding the use of medicine.

Each sample lesson plans includes an estimate of the time required as well as the targeted Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of the learners. The lesson plans in this module range from pre-benchmark to CLB 2.

The curriculum is aimed at ESL learners with low literacy skills and 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 9: Medicine 2010. Web. 1 Feb. 2023 <>
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA), Farzana Mubashir & Rabia Garewal (2010). Module 9: Medicine. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from
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