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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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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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