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Regional and Abroad Medical Spanish classes for the busy healthcare industry. Two locations which offers a unique and different experience. If you don’t have a lot of time sitting in a traditional Spanish classes (semester types), Spanish for Medical offers an alternative. This course is ideal for any healthcare provider which comes in contact or communication with Spanish speaking patients. We have courses for beginners, intermediate, and advance. The courses have a combination of general Spanish plus Medical Spanish terminologies.

Our Regional Medical Spanish courses (Los Angeles / Southern California) emphasizes on the structure of general Spanish to medical terminologies from; beginners, intermediate, and advance. In addition, we also emphasize the importance of time. Because many of the medical professionals are limited on time, we have structured the program to make it convenient for the Medical Spanish student. Also, the program is effective and practical for the Medical Professional. The company offers an on-site or off-site learning experience taught by highly qualified Bilingual Spanish teachers. It’s easy to use unique Medical Spanish Manuals, poster-sized color drawings, vocabulary flashcards, audio CD’s, and soon online Inter-active; make the learning process fun and educational. Contact Spanish for Medical for more details on the “Mobile Medical Spanish Courses

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Today’s medical professionals must adapt to meet the challenges that come with the growing diversity in the health care population demographic. Some of these challenges are not only linguistic but also cultural at their root. This often necessitates that health care providers learn to clearly and effectively communicate with patients and their relatives in a second language.

The reality for many health care professionals is that Spanish is the first language of a large percentage of the population served. Mis-communication and misunderstanding of critical information can have a negative impact on every day patient care, not to mention situations where matters of life and death are at stake. Possessing the ability to speak basic Spanish will reduce the need for providers to enlist the services of an interpreter for common everyday communication tasks.

We at Spanish for Medical are in agreement with traditional academic institutions that one needs to study the basic rules of grammar, vocabulary and other key fundamentals of Spanish to learn the language. However, much of the traditional curriculum in high school and college is based on rote memorization. We believe a key component is missing – namely an emphasis on verbal communication and in addition to that a practical understanding of cultural values and assumptions.

Our Study Abroad program emphasizes and integrates both components via classroom exercises and the Immersion Method. Immersion Method is when a student is surrounded by nothing but the culture and are constantly speaking Spanish in places such as local shops, markets, gyms, bars, restaurants, school, and with their host families. Students find themselves applying their newly acquired skills on an everyday basis with appropriate feedback from their professors as well as the people around them. This method allows the student to hone their abilities in a supportive and relaxed environment.
Why Study Medical Spanish Abroad?

How studying abroad differs from traditional techniques:

1) The student finds himself or herself immersed in the language and the culture.
2) Classes are on a smaller scale (max of 6 students per class) which lowers the teacher to student ratio and allows the instructor to give greater personalized attention to each student.
3) Classes are 4 hours a day. Since classes are covering a single subject, more hours do not necessarily translate into more effective learning. Students need time to absorb and integrate what they have studied.
4) Each student has the option to stay with host families and thus gain insights into everyday life, values and assumptions Latino culture. These are, in some ways, just as important to learning as understanding the technical details of the language itself.
5) There are plenty of enjoyable activities such as biking, hiking, swimming, running, aerobics, yoga, dance classes, cooking classes, white water rafting, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, horseback riding, surfing, etc… available through the program.
6) Classes taken with language programs can be transferred for credit depending on your schools requirements.

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Learn Medical Spanish in Beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires – What comes into mind when you think of Argentina? Perhaps tango dancing, gauchos, Argentine food, wine, or even Medical Spanish courses in Buenos Aires?  If you’re searching for Medical Spanish courses, and have stumbled on this blog, you might be thinking, ‘I need to get away for a vacation and learn Spanish at the same time. ‘

Study abroad programs are the best way to meet your vacation needs and at the same time learn a language. Spanish for offers catalog listing in South America Argentina has plenty of activities and experiences to explore. This is an alternative option to learn and study abroad for Medical Spanish. Argentina has a touch of European lifestyle, but with a flair for their-own style.

Argentina has been a growing interest to learn Spanish abroad, especially, because of the cost. With the exception of flights to the country, once you get there, the prices as relatively affordable from food, transportation, night life, tours, and even the Medical Spanish programs.

Students that participate in the program partake on the Spanish structure from general Spanish to the core technical Medical Spanish course. Depending on the location, there are even Medical shadow opportunities.  This is a great way to get total immersion for the medical professional or students in the medical field.

Learning Medical Spanish is crucial for medical professionals, as more and more Spanish speaking patients come in contact with them. Students that participate in the abroad programs will have more of an accelerated program, compared to traditional US/Canadian classrooms, which many have semester types.

The course offered is all year round, with the exception of holiday closure, students can come anytime of the year. Many of the students in the medical field have even chosen the program as an elective for a requirement from their home university.  Some simply would like to brush up on Medical Spanish terminologies for their work.

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Volunteer Projects- Blanket, Shoe, Clothes, Food Drop February 2009

Blanket, Shoe, Clothes, Food Drop February 2009 (February 23, 2009) – Spanish for Medical/Spanish for Success volunteers made another round of goodwill work- this time they handed out about 40 blankets, food, shoes, and clothes to the homeless of the Los Angeles region. (read more)

Mexico Shoe Drop 2009

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January 29, 2009

A the team of volunteers handed out new and used shoes to orphanages in Mexico.

Spanish for Medical VolunteerOn Thursday January 29th Spanish for Medical and volunteers were on a mission to donate collected new and used shoes. The project started about a month ago, when an idea came to action. Headed by Russo Mutuc, Kisha Malika Lawson, Jill Hudspeth, and Josie Hudspeth the team was able to help spread the word that a project was in the works to help the kids in Mexico. Within a week, shoes from different parts of Southern California started walking in. Church members, companies, and many random people have come together for a cause and had donated about more than 300 + shoes. New shoes have also come as far as Delaware brought in on a flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. The story kept on growing as others opened up their humanitarian efforts to help the unfortunate ones. The biggest challenge for the used shoes collected was physically collecting mass amounts and cleaning them up, along with sorting. Plus they were coming from different locations, and the shoes have traveled the distance from Tehachapi, Santa Clarita, Lake Hughes, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Finally they were in route to Mexico at the orphanages.

This team effort has grown drastically within a three week time frame. Different companies, and volunteers has made this happen. Spanish for Medical, Spanish for Success, Canyon Creek Sports Camp, Divine by Design Angelique M Ehat Higher, Vision Church in Castaic, Country Wide Secondary Marketing Department, St. Judes Travel Department (Danna Lyons), San Diego Mesa College Women’s basketball team (Shannon Schiele, and Sally Davis)

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Volunteer Projects

Medical Professionals Donating Time

Spanish for Medical Volunteers

November 2008 – Several nurses got together to help a cause for the poor, in the Los Angeles area. A food drive was organized by nurses, and each week they were able to collect several boxes full of food. It was a great team effort all around, which we had about 8 people volunteer for the project, and mostly nurses and nurses aides. All the food collected was donated to the LA Food Bank. Afterwards, the volunteers kept on with the project, they organized more food and clothing handouts to the homeless, in Skid Row. This has become almost a monthly effort by the team. Spanish for Medical would like to say thank you to the nurses trying to make a difference, not just in the working environment, but also on their spare time.

See our parent company blog on some of the volunteer projects the staff has done.

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Stories of Professionals in the Medical Field


Finding Learning a Language Beneficial

Gabriela Zervo –Certified Nursing Assistant (Romania)

Gabriela Zervo or “Gaby” was born and raised from Romania and arrived in the USA Sept of 1999. Upon arriving in the country, she did not speak any English what so ever. When she first arrived she knew the medical field was the only way to go for a secure job. With her determination, her first step into the medical field was to learn the language of English, which took her about 8 months to get to intermediate level, at the local community college. After having enough skills to communicate in the environment, she then started to apply for the Certified Nursing Assistant School, it took her about 2 months to finish the program. Soon after she received her certificate, she then started applying for Skilled Nursing Facilities. On her first few months in the job she was getting a lot of practice speaking English with patients. But as she continued on in the field, she found out that she would also need to learn another language, Spanish. Coming across many Spanish speaking patients, families, and some staff, she found out how language barrier made it more difficult to complete a job effective and efficiently. Having multiple patients with her job responsibilities made it very challenging for her. Then she decided she needed to expand her skills level and made a big effort to not only study English but to also learn Spanish. She started watching Spanish TV Channels with shows on Telenovelas, game shows, and watched soccer. At work, she would ask for assistance with translating words into Spanish, and always carried a handy Dictionary. Little by little Gaby was able to develop her medical terminologies, and communication. Learning the language she grew more confident and was able to work without any barriers, which in turn help her dramatically with time management. She also got to know her patients well by communication, which made her feel very good about her work in general. Ultimately, she grew an acceptance to her huge transition from her home country-Romania to the USA.

Currently in 2009, Gaby plans to go higher with her education in nursing, at the same time plans to also enhance her Spanish skills. She is already fluent in English, but having a stronger Medical Spanish background will definitely help her better, possibly even finding better job opportunities by speaking 3 languages.

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10) Convenience “Mobile Medical Spanish Courses” within Los Angeles region. Our teachers can go on-site (hospitals/clinics) or off-site.

9) Experience – We have been offering our services since 2003. Our Academic Director has been teaching for more than 10 years, and has extensive credentials for Spanish Education. Plus our teachers have plenty of teaching Spanish.

8) Friendly Native Spanish speaking teachers

7) Great feedback from past clients (Under the direction of our Academic Director Laura Zayas – See Testimonials page “Client’s love our service”

6) Affordable pricing compared to big companies i.e. Berlitz

5) Classes are divided into sessions about 1-2 hours per week. No cramming, no grading, no college type of atmosphere.

4) Its Fun and enriching

3) NOT A BIG COMPANY, which puts a lot more attention into the program

2) We provide customized Medical Spanish courses for almost any medical professional in different departments.

1) We have our own course materials, and it’s customized! (See our Intro Kit, plus our newly written Manuals, Flash cards, posters, CD’s, free access to podcast, and videos)

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Soon Medical Spanish Online courses (video conferencing), downloadable study materials, and many more!

Spanish for Medical – New Regional Medical Spanish Course

Spanish for Medical

January 1, 2009

Spanish for Medical

Medical Spanish Courses In Los Angeles Region

Customized For The Health Care Industry



PO Box 29637

Los Angeles, CA 90029

Notice of Expansion On Our Medical Spanish Program

Medical Spanish Courses

This day is our official launch of additional Medical Spanish programs in Los Angeles Region. Part of the Spanish for Medical Regional Department. Directed by Russo Mutuc and Laura Zayas. The course offered will be customized for each specific department in the health care industry. Along with already produced materials from Medical Spanish Manuals, poster-sized color drawings, vocabulary flashcards, audio CD’s, and soon online Inter-active content.


Section IA: (7 lessons)
Curriculum covers beginning language skills
Students should be finished in approximately 14 sessions
Spanish IB: (7 lessons)
Curriculum covers beginning language skills
Students should be finished in approximately 14 sessions
Section IC: (7 lessons)
Curriculum covers beginning/intermediate language skills
Students should be finished in approximately 14 sessions
Section IIA: (7 lessons)
Curriculum covers intermediate language skills
Students should be finished in approximately 14 sessions
Spanish IIB: (7 lessons)
Curriculum covers intermediate language skills
Students should be finished in approximately 14 sessions
Section IIC: (7 lessons)
Curriculum covers intermediate/advanced language skills
Students should be finished in approximately 14 sessions

(Spanish I)
Section IA
Lesson 1: Basic Greetings, Questions & Expressions • People
Lesson 2: Objects • Interrogative Words • Articles
Lesson 3: Colors • Verbs Es y Son (Is and Are)
Lesson 4: Numbers • Days/Months/Seasons
Lesson 5: Pharmacy • Money • Pronouns • Verb Necesitar (Need)
Lesson 6: Human Body• Verb Tener (Have)• Use Tener to
express aches/pains/conditions and tell age
Lesson 7: Personal Characteristics • Medical Staff Positions • Adverbs • Descriptive Adjectives • Verb Ser (Be)

Section IB
Lesson 8: Family Members • Possessive Adjectives • Physical Descriptions
Lesson 9: Time • Activities
Lesson 10: Basic regular –AR Verbs • Conjugation Important Words to create Sentences
Lesson 11: Other regular –AR Verbs • Irregular –AR Verbs
Lesson 12: Regular and Irregular –ER Verbs:
Querer (Want) • Poner (Put) • Hacer (Do)• Conjugation
Lesson 13: Regular and Irregular –IR Verbs • Conjugation
Lesson 14: Verb Review

Section IC
Lesson 15: More objects • Adjectives to describe Objects • Position of Objects
Lesson 16: Hospital Chores • Words to describe frequency
Lesson 17: Places in the Hospital • Directions • Location • Feelings
Lesson 18: Clothes • Toiletry Items • Demonstrative Adjectives/Pronouns
Lesson 19: Foods • Difference between Ser and Estar • Difference between Para and Por
Lesson 20: Present Progressive
Lesson 21: How to Express future using ‘Ir’

Who Really Takes Medical Spanish?

Most Common Medical Professionals Taking Medical Spanish

In our assessment from the previous years we have been offering Medical Spanish, we have noted there are certain groups in the medical field who have participated more in the courses. Generally anyone in the medical field, who is in contact with Spanish speak people/patients, will be qualified to participate in any Spanish language courses. For the clients that participated in our programs, we have found pre-medical students, medical students, physicians in all types of practices, student nurses, and nurses. The reason for the interests, in these specific types of groups, holds a bigger interest, partly because of the contact with Spanish speaking patients. As we break down the phases or routine of a typical medical evaluation and care, we can see why these groups are more inclined to participate in the programs. When Spanish speaking patients need medical attention, they first go through a physician, afterwards the physician passes on specific job tasks to nurses or technicians. Nurses are always in constant contact and communication with the patients. In addition, patients also participate in tests and certain therapy, but will most likely be in less contact and communication. Other groups such as social services, physical therapy, and occupational therapy we find less signing up in the programs. We are not really sure why, as they too are in close communication with patients.

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