Spanish for Healthcare Workers

Hola, me llamo Pat y soy su enfermera (o)
(Hello, my name is Pat and I will be your nurse)

Spanish for Healthcare Workers is an entry-level course designed to help medical professionals communicate effectively through conversational competence with Spanish-speaking patients in a medical setting.

By the end of the course, students will learn how to:

  • Apply medical vocabulary in routine medical situations.
  • Write notes and simple treatment recommendations/directions.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of some Hispanic/Latino cultural medical practices and the patient-doctor dynamic and relationship.
  • Describe signs and symptoms from the most common diseases in the United States.
  • Demonstrate basic skills to conduct a patient interview in Spanish.

Meet the instructor:

Maria T. Berger holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology & Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. Berger is experienced in teaching Spanish language courses at Higher Education Level for more than a decade, including in person, hybrid, and online courses modalities. Berger has also served as an interpreter for Spanish speaker patients in the mental health field.

Course Offerings

Spanish for Healthcare Workers (SPAN 5018)

Day: Tuesdays
Dates: April 9–June 18, 2024, no class on 5/28
Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Delivery: Live instruction via Zoom classroom
Textbook: Access to an eBook and four months of unlimited access to online educational materials are included with the registration fee.
Cost: $495


Optional Student Resource (not included in registration fee):

  • Basic Spanish for Medical Personnel: 2nd Enhanced Edition by Ana C. Jarvis Houghton Mifflin Company. 2011. ISBN-13: 9781285052188