Medical Spanish Programs
Nowadays, it is more important than ever to be fluent in more than one language. More than 400 million people in 23 countries speak Spanish as their mother tongue. In the United States 12% of the population is Spanish speaking. Therefor the communication with the Spanish speaking patient and colleagues is gaining importance. Medical Spanish is helpful when having to communicate with your Hispanic patients. For doctors and nurses who are interested in volunteer work in developing countries.
The purpose of our course is to provide the students with Spanish and Medical Terminology, as well as phrases and conditions one would likely encounter in a medical practice to enable them to deal with each situation in a medical environment. This program is tailored to fit a multitude of medical specialties - nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers, religious associates, psychologists, psychiatrists, administrators and volunteers. Combining different language approaches, our medical program can focus on the unique language and practices of each specialty with the overall emphasis on grammatically correct, functional Spanish.
The content will depend upon the student's level. This course will start with vocabulary and expressions at a basic level. More information and terminology will be provided as a more advanced level is achieved.
|• Pronunciation||• Patient interviewing|
|• Basic preliminary communication||• Anatomy|
|• Personal, social and family history||• Circulation system and neuroanatomy|
|• Food and meals||• Histology|
|• Basic information about the culture||• Physiology|
|• The human body|
There are two options for this program: The regular course and the intensive course. The regular program offers 4 hours of classes including 3 classes of general Spanish followed by one hour of medical Spanish. The intensive course is ideal for people, who don´t have much time to learn Spanish and medical Spanish. It is a combination of our Standard Language Course (4 hours per day) and specialized Medical Terminology classes (3 hours per day) in the afternoon. This is an additional course, and students are expected to have a minimum language skill level of intermediate, or they will not receive the full benefit of this course. This course can be taken for 2- 4 weeks.
It is also possible to do only the Medical Spanish Course in the afternoon, but then you already should have an advanced Spanish language skill. Don´t forget: You should be able to speak Spanish before you can learn how to speak medical Spanish!