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"Spanish for Health Care" is an innovative, self-paced, online occupational Spanish conversation course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English-speaking health care professionals and Spanish-speaking patients.

The course incorporates visual imagery (photos associated with words and phrases for better retention), native speakers to hear proper pronunciation, language tips, intuitive reading exercises, interactive assessments to measure your progress and comprehension, and cultural lessons. And remember--this course is self-paced (with an instructor available to answer questions)! Go through the course as slowly or quickly as you would like.

Printable handouts including a summary of Spanish words and phonetic pronunciations are provided within the course. This online course is 100% web-based. Therefore, it is compatible with PCs and Macs and can be accessed on any computer that has web access. We recommend the following computing requirements:
  • A broadband/high-speed connection (e.g., cable, DSL, T1) to the Internet.
  • A recent version of a web browser (at least Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Netscape 7.2 or higher, or Firefox 1.5 or higher)
  • Flash Player 8 or higher
  • A sound card and speakers or headphones.
  • A screen resolution of 800x600

Introduction Course Tutorial, Spanish Pronunciation
Lesson 1

My Life

Greetings, Question Words, Numbers 0-9, Job Titles

Lesson 2

My Time

More Greetings, Numbers 10-10,000, Days, Months, Date, Time

Lesson 3

My Work Environment

More Conversational Phrases, Departments, Directions, Places

Lesson 4 My Job: Part 1

Body Parts, Patient Examination, Pain, Office Equipment, Clothing, Colors
Lesson 5 My Job: Part 2

Survival Words, Organs, Actions/Commands, Patient Care

Lesson 6 My Administration

Admissions and Registration, Specific Questions, Basic Hiring, Personal Characteristics, Studies

Lesson 7 My Patients & Relationships

Insurance Terms, Prescription Vocabulary, Discharge Instructions, Family, Likes/Dislikes

Lesson 8 My Safety & Health

Emergencies & Common Injuries, Medical History, Safety Equipment
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Spanish for Health Care Online course
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