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Module 1: Spanish for Healthcare Providers (Lessons 1 - 4)

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Lesson 1

 

1. Introduction to syllabus and course schedule

2. Basic greetings

3. Why speak Spanish?

                a. Demographics of our nation

                b. Competencies of communication, safety and quality care

                                Stories: ducharme, senor confused in 4-point restraints

                c. Fun and useful 2nd language

4. Components of learning a foreign language

a. Guidelines to learning a 2nd language: learn parts of speech/language, listen/train your ear, practice and speak

b. Parts of language: vocab, grammar, pronunciation, comprehension, fluency

                c. Simple steps to learn a foreign language

5. Vocab: alphabet, vowels, & cognates

                a. Alphabet/vowels, dipthongs

                b. Cognates, near cognates, cognate verbs

6. Grammar: question words

                a. parts of speech

                b. key phrases

7.  Dicho: El tiempo lo cura todo. Time heals all wounds.

8. Spotlight- North America & Mexico

 

Lesson 2

  1. Culture
  2. Numbers
  3. Time
  4. Money
  5. Nouns and Plurals

 

Lesson 3

 

1. Greeting: Favorite foods

2. Vocab: food, clothes, illnesses

3. Grammar: word order

4. Dialog: admitting questions

5. Scenario: Initiating the yes/no answers

6. Dicho: Lo que not mata engorda.

7. Culture Focus: Belize

 

Lesson 4

 

1. Greeting/questions

2. Vocab: Parts of the body

3. Grammar- pronouns and basic verb forms

4. Dialog practice

5. Practice scenario-

6. Saying/Dicho  Paga lo ue debes, samara del mal que tienes

7. Cultural insight of a country-Cuba and Puerto Rico

Copyright : 04/01/2016

Module 2: Spanish for Healthcare Providers (Lessons 5 - 8)

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Lesson 5

 

1. Greeting/questions

2. Vocab: colors

3. Grammar- patient commands

4. Dialog practice

5. Practice scenario-Patient assessment, pain and neurological system

6. Saying/Dicho: Dime con quien andas, y te dire quien eres.

    You can judge a man by the company he keeps.

7. Cultural insight of a country-Honduras

 

Lesson 6

 

1. Greeting/questions

2. Vocab- family vocabulary

3. Grammar- irregular verb forms

4. Dialog practice

5. Practice scenario-skin system

6 Saying/Dicho: Mas vale que nunca

7. Cultural insight of a country-El Salvador, Dominican Republic

 

Lesson 7

 

1. Greeting/questions

2. Grammar- ser and estar verbs

3. Dialog – Respiratory System

4. Practice scenario-Respiratory system

5. Saying/Dicho: He who wants the fruit must climb the tree

6. Cultural insight of a country-Costa Rica, Panama

 

Lesson 8

 

1. Greeting/question

2. Vocab- hobbies, directions

3. Grammar: prepositions

4. Dialog- Cardiovascular system

5. Practice scenario- mock scenarios

6. Saying/Dicho: Triumph

7. Cultural insight of a country-Nicaragua

Copyright : 04/07/2016

Module 3: Spanish for Healthcare Providers (Lessons 9 - 12)

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Lesson 9

 

1. Greeting/question

2. Vocab- time, days of the week, calendar, seasons

3. Grammar: how to ask/answer time

4. Dialog- Gastrointestinal system assesssment

5. Practice scenario- mock scenarios

6. Saying/Dicho: Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

7. Cultural insight of a country- Ecuador

 

Lesson 10

 

1. Greeting/question

2. Vocab- professions, emotions, remedies

3. Grammar: quick phrases

4. Dialog- Genitourinary system

5. Practice scenario- mock scenarios

7. Cultural insight of a country-Colombia

 

Lesson 11

 

1. Greeting/question

2. Vocab- animals, hobbies, opposites

3. Grammar: fluency in sentence making

4. Dialog- Musculoskeletal system

5. Practice scenario- mock scenarios

6. Saying/Dicho: Put a good face to bad times

7. Cultural insight of a country- Venezuela

 

Lesson 12

 

1. Greeting/question

2. Vocab- medical equipment, medications, specialists

3. Grammar: fluency in sentences

4. Dialog- Reproductive system Labor and delivery

5. Practice scenario- mock scenarios

Copyright : 04/13/2016

Module 4: Spanish for Healthcare Providers (Lessons 13 - 16)

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Lesson 13

 

1. Greeting/question

2. Vocab- colors

3. Grammar: reflexive verbs

4. Dialog- Gustar-like verbs

5. Practice scenario- mock scenarios

6. Saying/Dicho: Full stomach, happy heart

7. Cultural insight of a country- Bolivia

 

Lesson 14

 

1. Greeting/question

2. Vocab- hobbies, sports, medical objects

3. Grammar: reflexive verbs

4. Dialog- fluent sentences

5. Practice scenario- mock scenarios

6. Saying/Dicho: The shrimp that falls asleep is swept away by the current. If you snooze you lose.

7. Cultural insight of a country- Chile

 

Lesson 15

 

1. Greeting/question

2. Body language and etiquette

3. Cultural Competence concepts

4. Complementary & Alternative Medicine use/Folk medicine

5. Saying/Dicho: He that eats till he’s sick must fast till he’s well

6. Cultural insight of a country- Uruguay

 

Lesson 16 

 

1. Greeting/question

2. Practice scenario- mock scenarios

3. Saying/Dicho: Change is good to restore energy

4. Cultural insight of a country- Argentina

Copyright : 04/15/2016