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