Due to the growing Hispanic population in North America and elsewhere, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals often find themselves in situations where they need to communicate with patients who speak Spanish only. Speaking Spanish is becoming very important to give better service to your Spanish speaking patients and may even be of vital importance in emergency situations.
We have developed a special Spanish course for medical and healthcare professionals that will enable you to communicate clearly and efficiently with Spanish speaking patients and their families.
Ixchel was the first Spanish school in Antigua Guatemala that developed a special course for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. We have expanded and perfected Medical Spanish for several years and received much praise from participants who feel that this course goes a long way towards preparing them for their work with Spanish speaking patients.
Key to the success of this course is that you will not simply memorize lists of words and phrases. That's a necessary part of it, of course, but we don't stop there! Exercises, practice conversations and roll play with your teacher will help you to practice your skills in realistic situations and boost your confidence in your ability to communicate effectively with native Spanish speakers.
Improve your Spanish to communicate more effectively with your Spanish speaking patients! Sign up for your Spanish course today!
Ixchel's teachers are all native Spanish speakers and have received extensive training. Most of the teachers have more than five years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language to foreign students, some have been with Ixchel since the school was founded in 1999.
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Spanish for Medical and Healthcare Professionals covers a wide range of subjects you need to be familiar with in a medical environment, such as
- anatomy, diseases and symptoms
- medical equipment, exams and diagnostics
- admission, medical history, documentation and checkout
- post-release instructions and recommendations
- birth control and pregnancy
- pediatric and geriatric care
- emergency situations
Medical Spanish will not only teach you words and phrases related to medicine and healthcare. You will also study general vocabulary and grammar to improve your comprehension and your ability to express yourself clearly in many different situations.
Conversation and roll play with your teacher will help you to practice your Spanish in realistic situations and boost your confidence in your ability to speak with and understand native Spanish speakers.
Spanish for Medical and Healthcare Professionals is suitable for students of all levels.
What Our Students Say about Medical Spanish ...
I had a great time at Ixchel Spanish School. I was there to focus on refining my medical Spanish. My teacher Angelica was the highlight of the experience. She was not only extremely patient and a lot of fun to learn from but she was able to truly integrate conversation with some pretty painful (but necessary) grammar lessons.
I am continuing some medical work in Central/South America and I think my time at the school helped lay some of the foundation for the language skills needed.
Bernard Chang, USA
I had a very good experience at Ixchel Spanish School. My teacher Isabel was excellent!
I only attended for 2 weeks, but I learned enough to have simple conversations in Spanish and to ask common questions and to understand the answers.
The program was flexible but well organized. I appreciated the focus on grammar and vocabulary.
Carrie Blauwkamp, USA