Looking for a quick upgrade to your ERAS application? We have it!
New Online Medical Spanish Courses available from Habla in Merida, Mexico.
Spanish language skills have become increasingly necessary for healthcare providers in the United States. For roughly 53 million people residing in the US, Spanish is their native language or they are bilingual (raised speaking both languages equally). There are more people speaking Spanish in the US than in Spain, Colombia, Argentina or any other Latin American country with the exception of Mexico. By 2050, the Instituto Cervantes expects the US to have 138 million Spanish speakers.
Given this reality, Chicago Clerkships is offering live low-cost online small group classes for those who wish to learn the basics of medical Spanish. Classes are offered via Zoom conferencing, and are open to Chicago Clerkships clients and others through an online membership program.
Classes begin on May 4, 2020. Each session will be at least 50 minutes long and utilize what is called the “direct” or “natural” method where teaching is conducted in the target language. We will use drawings, written materials, and photos to convey basic messages.
Sessions are organized in 4-week cycles.
For more information, please contact Yazmin Conejo at yazminhabla @ gmail dot com
Current and past clients, $150 per month includes one 30 minute private lesson per month.
Non-clients, $200 per month for classes only.
Requirements: Ability to connect online with audio and visual capabilities.
Registration opens on Monday, April 6, 2020. Payments are made directly to Habla. Ms. Conejo will advise you on how to make the payment.
Spanish language skills have become increasingly necessary for
healthcare providers in the United States. Knowing a little Spanish
gives you an extra added boost to your application.
About Our Method
Chicago Clerkships offers a quick and fun way to learn to take a
medical history in Spanish with live, low-cost, online small-group
classes. By the end of the course, you will be able to indicate “basic” level
Spanish on your ERAS application and state that you can take a basic
medical history in Spanish.
The course includes two 60 to 75-minute classes per week for four
weeks with expert teachers from Habla Spanish Language School in Merida, Yucatan. Classes are offered via Zoom conferencing, and are open to Chicago Clerkships clients and others.
Each session will utilize what is called the “direct” or “natural”
method where teaching is conducted in the target language. We will
use drawings, written materials, and photos to convey basic messages,
as well as call and response, and lots of listening/speaking
Overview of Level 1 (Variation is possible due to class size)
Alphabet (sounds and pronunciations)
Grammar module verb “to be”
Vocabulary human body
Grammar module verbs “to have pain” and “to hurt”
Asking simple questions
Number and time
Asking more questions
Vocabulary of medical common problems
Personal and family medical history
Habits (smoking/ drinking/ medication/ pregnancy)
More number and time frames
Asking questions about age, work and exercise
Back and muscular problems
Urinary and reproductive systems
Sexual activity and contraceptives
Probing question for more information
Brief introduction to pediatrics
Skin rash and other dermatological problems
Final review and clarifications
We are now offering an advanced beginner class as well!