Spanish for Medical Professionals

Instructor: Sempé

Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap.

You will practice practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare.

In the first four weeks you will learn the basics to communicate to your patients in the present tense. In the second four weeks you will expand your vocabulary and learn to communicate using the past, future and imperative tenses. You will also increase your medical vocabulary and practice interviewing patients, taking health history, diagnosing, giving instructions, and prescribing medication.

Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish.

One two-month course.

Instructor Bio: Cristina Sempé specializes in teaching her native language to adults, having taught more than 35 years at community colleges, community education programs, and for Cleveland City Schools’ adult education. She has designed effective Spanish lessons for a variety of groups with needs ranging from casual travel to professional development. Her specialized courses have been used in the private sector and in non-profit organizations to enhance employee interactions with Spanish-speaking employees, customers and clients. In addition to teaching, Ms. Sémpé is also a certified translator, having translated technical documents from Spanish to English and English to Spanish.
  • Date(s): 2/4-3/29
  • Location: Online
  • Sessions: 2 months
  • Fees: $290
  • Register By: February 8
  • Course Code: 961801

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