With the recent social and cultural changes such as the development of Korea’s tourism industry and the increase of Chinese tourists, the need for the education of specialized Chinese for Specific Purposes (CSP) has increased accordingly. In particular, there is a desperate need for Chinese language education on tourism and medical tourism among CSPs (i.e., industry, airport, tourism, tax exemptions, medical interpretation, etc). However, the present Chinese education for medical tourism in Korea has not been systemized yet, and it is growing only quantitatively. According to previous studies, the most important factor for foreign patients was the availability of interpretation between medical staff and patients, which has the biggest impact on the trust of medical tourists. The analysis of the necessity of the academic subject demanded by the medical tourism industry showed that the necessity of ‘language and expression’ is the most.
In order to train human resources related to Chinese medical tourism, it is necessary to first conduct a study on what to teach in Chinese language education for medical tourism. In this regard, this study selected the job specifications in light of Chinese communication among the jobs of international medical tourism coordinator. This study compared and analyzed the degree of reflection of the selected job specifications in communication items of the current published Chinese medical tourism textbooks. The results of this study will help present the criteria and direction for what to teach in Chinese language education for international medical tourism in the future.