Medical Spanish

The enormous growth of the Latino population has produced a greater necessity to communicate in Spanish. Our program places special interest in practical vocabulary that doctors and nurses use in both emergency and routine situations. To obtain the best results in these situations, it is important that patients understand instructions, especially in an emergency.

The program is divided in the following manner:

  • Pronunciation and spelling

Students learn useful vocabulary, such as specific commands, parts of the body, practical questions, etc. The class is taught in a dynamic manner.

  • Grammar

In this class, students learn how to write correctly in Spanish, how to conjugate verbs in different tenses and utilize them correctly in conversation. Students learn the language with the help of grammar while at the same time focusing on the oral aspect of language acquisition, which is also very important. The program includes both oral and written exercises and utilizes various teaching strategies. The grammar class uses the book and extra material according to the student’s level obtained on the placement test.

  • Functional Medical Grammar Medical Spanish

Students learn and practice simple, colloquial grammar which they will find very useful. They also study parts of the body and clear and simple orders for routine and emergency situations. The program focuses on cultural aspects and beliefs in order to avoid as much as possible confusion or misunderstandings that can arise with patients.

  • Conversation with a medical focus

Students have the opportunity to learn different cultural aspects through conferences, lectures, videos, and written material. They also learn the importance of the use of herbal medicine and the belief in healers in the Latino culture. Students practice vocabulary through role-play situations facilitated by the instructor.