LL Medical English - English for Medical and Scientific Professionals

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About Us

LL Medical English was created especially for professionals in the medical and scientific fields. Our clients are residents, doctors, medical professionals or scientists working in various specialties. Like most English programs, we work with our clients to improve their grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. But, we bring our own knowledge and experience in the health sciences and professional writing to each and every class, workshop or writing review. You’ll notice this difference in the topics, activities, examples and types of skills we practice, preparing you to go further in your career.

Lisa Letto

– Teacher, Workshop Facilitator & Founder

Lisa is passionate about helping others achieve their dreams and created LL Medical English to do just that. An English speaker from Canada, she originally studied biochemistry and dietetics (including a Master of Science), completed an MBA (Master of Administration) and worked for more than 12 years in direct marketing (specializing in writing for marketing purposes) in the financial sector before moving to Madrid in 2013. Since then, Lisa has been helping professionals around Spain attain the level of English they need for various professional goals through workshops and classes. Her clients have presented in English at international conferences and events in Athens, Dubai, Brussels, New York and Toronto, to name a few, and have actively participated in international medical or scientific meetings in many countries. Her clients have also successfully attained the Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency and IELTS certifications.

When she isn’t planning and creating new lessons or workshops, Lisa enjoys travelling (especially around Spain), trying new regional dishes, improving her Spanish and dancing salsa.

Cynthia Lank

– Medical Editor & Workshop Facilitator

Cynthia has been a medical writer/editor and project manager for the past 25 years, working for Canadian national medical specialty societies, patient advocacy organizations and the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. She has been the executive editor of major national clinical practice guidelines (on topics as diverse as diabetes and retinoblastoma); co-author or editor of numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals; editor of a book on the journey from medical residency to independent practice; developer of patient materials, continuing medical education slide decks and policy documents; and project manager of scientific meetings and symposia. Cynthia is also a tutor at the Dalhousie University Writing Centre (Nova Scotia, Canada), where she works with many ESL students to help them improve their academic English writing skills. Her approach is collaborative, encouraging and empathetic.

Cynthia believes everyone can learn to write well and is passionate about demystifying scientific English for professionals and the public alike. Cynthia’s professional goal is to help each and every client put their best foot forward.

We are not an academy!

We do things differently and, in fact, we don’t have a physical classroom or even set weekly classes. Everything we offer is tailor-made for each individual, group or organization. We’ll meet you at your work or another convenient location. We’ll arrange your classes to fit into your schedule. We’ll also work with your group or organization to create classes, intensives or workshops based on your requirements.

Ready to see the difference?