Do you feel like you have a pretty good sense of intro Spanish, but are ready to take it to the next level? This course picks up where the first course, Spanish for Medical Professionals, left off. And if you didn't take the first course, no problem! This course is also for healthcare providers who already have a pretty good sense of Spanish, but just need more medical vocabulary to sharpen their skills.
We'll review the basic body parts and organs, but we'll also explore vocabulary and phrases related to insurance and expressions for patient assessments, exams, and communicating pain. You'll learn terminology found in tons of specialties, including pediatrics, geriatrics, mental health, OB/GYN, radiology, orthopedics, cardiovascular, oncology, physical and occupational therapies, dermatology, dentistry, and ophthalmology. We'll even talk about terms related to diet and discharge. It's a great Spanish foundation for healthcare workers!
And for grammar? While we won't spend a ton of time here, at this point in your Spanish learning, it's useful to learn how to make your own sentences and not just rely on memorized phrases. So you'll review the basics of pronouns and present tense verbs (both regular and irregular), and begin to learn about reflexive verbs, commands, past tense (preterite and imperfect), present progressive tense, comparisons, and phrases for giving advice and suggestions. If you've studied Spanish before, the course provides a nice review, and if not, it's a good way to get your first exposure to these grammar points.
So come along and follow our Spanish-speaking families! See what situations our patients Héctor, María, Javier, and Pili get into this time!
About The Instructor
Tara Bradley Williams has authored several Spanish textbooks and occupational Spanish reference guides, including the "¡A Conversar!" and "¡A Trabajar!" series. She taught Spanish and English as a Second Language at the high school and community college levels for over 10 years. She has also operated a Spanish language school and served as a medical interpreter. Tara has BA degrees in Spanish and Sociology from St. Norbert College and an MA in Higher Education and Adult Studies from the University of Denver. She has studied Spanish at the Universidad de Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain and has lived and traveled extensively in Spain and Latin America.