Need a quick upgrade to your ERAS application?

We have it!

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. 

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 teacher Emelie Viklund, who has lived in Mexico for ten years and taught for several years at Habla: The Center for Language and Culture in Merida, Yucatan.
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 repetition.

Beginner 1a classes begin on September 8, 2020.   

Beginner 1a  —  Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 8:30pm US Central Standard time
Beginner 1b  —  Organized depending upon requests. This level requires completion of 1a or a 10-minute pre-registration interview.

Classes are offered via Zoom conferencing, and are open to Chicago Clerkships clients and others.

  • Chicago Clerkships current and past clients, $150 per 4-week session, includes 8 classes.
  • Non-clients, $200 per 4-week session, includes 8 classes.

Registration opens on Monday, August 31, 2020. Sign up by replying to this email (

Why Spanish?  
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.

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