"Very good course. Gave practical information in being able to communicate and develop speaking skills. Enjoyed the cultural awareness teachings and would like more."

-Student Evaluation

Spanish Language & Culture for Healthcare Providers


Designed by a bilingual Registered Nurse, this series of 10-week courses provides:

  • A standardized curriculum including Spanish grammar, vocabulary and usage
  • Lessons about Hispanic cultural influences, all taught within a healthcare context
  • An emphasis on conversational and critical thinking skills

Through our unique curriculum and tailored activities, all courses are equally effective for:

  • Beginning students who have no previous Spanish language acquisition experience, and
  • Students who have previously learned Spanish and wish to practice their conversation skills or learn medical terminology and usage.

Our experienced language teachers have a proven ability to effectively engage adult learners.

Students leave each class with concepts and vocabulary that they can begin utilizing immediately with Spanish-speaking patients or fellow classmates. They learn to design phrases and scripts, so that the course content will be applicable to each individual, regardless of role or practice area (inpatient or outpatient/community).

Custom-designed workbooks and audio CDs contain all vocabulary, grammar, culture and activities covered in each course.

Sample Content

Vocabulary / Encounter

Culture

Level 1

Greetings
Numbers
Calendar
Health occupations
Symptoms
Anatomy
Foods
Medications/Remedies
Physical assessment
History taking

Levels of formality
Family
Nutrition
Common illness beliefs
Pain assessment
Alternative remedies

Level 2

Colors
Clothing
Physical assessment
History taking
Patient instructions
Phone call

Respect
Time
Language accommodation
Community resources

To see a schedule of course offerings, go to the Calendar of Events page.

To inquire about hosting a course at your clinical facility, contact Michelle Scott, Education Program Coordinator.

 

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