Medical Spanish Courses I and II @ AISL

This program is for professionals in all areas of medical care who require a basic conversational knowledge of Spanish.

Recommended modality: intensive Spanish program (20 Group classes and 10 one-to-one classes per week)

Purposes of the course

This program offers to the students an opportunity to:

  • Act as speakers, listeners, readers, and writers able to interact in a variety of contexts with colleagues and patients
  • Learn about the public health situation in our country.
  • Use communication skills while shadowing a health care practitioner in a hospital.

Contents 

SPEAKING AND LISTENING

  • Perform interviews
  • Answer questions in an interview
  • Recount experiences
  • Give a short talk or lecture to an audience
  • Listen to stories and expositions
  • Give and interpret instructions

READING OBJECTIVES

  • Find specific information
  • Identify main themes in a text
  • Monitor the global comprehension process, distinguishing what is comprehended and what isn’t
  • Communicate with others the new information collected
  • Compare different interpretations
  • Establish relationships between different parts of text using link words and proper punctuation
  • Establish relationships between the information provided and the student’s previous knowledge of the subject

WRITING OBJECTIVES

  • Write formal letters or e-mails to introduce self, request information, make or answer queries, reports, and instructions.

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

During the classes, students will work with material specially designed for the Medical Spanish course. Students will:

  • Role-play interviews, instructions, and explanations to patients
  • Read texts on 1) health-care issues in Argentina and 2) pathologies prevalent in emergency room consults, pre-surgical files, or clinical histories
  • Present brief talks about study subjects

Medical Spanish Program Fee includes:

  • Spanish group classes (2 weeks)
  • Spanish private classes (20)
  • Registration and materials
  • Hospital Shadowing (2 weeks)
  • Accommodation with a host family (private room on half-board meal plan)

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