Foundations for Communication is a task-based course intended to provide multilingual students with the foundations for communication necessary for success in their academic pursuits at SGU. In this course, students will develop and practice the foundational skills necessary for communication in academic and scientific contexts. These skills include the development of the macro language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as micro communication skills, critical thinking and cultural awareness. Students will engage with these skills by investigating and exploring different topics within a scientific and medical framework. Overall, students will gain confidence in their ability to communicate effectively through the language and culture of medicine.