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Sample 10 Week Medical Spanish Program

Multimedia Medical Spanish Program

 

    1. Concept

2.      Objective

3.      Course Structure

4.      Scope and Sequence

5.      Materials


    1. Concept

Develop and deliver a 10-week multimedia Spanish Training Program. 

 

            2. Objective

The goal of the program is to enable participant to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.  Participant will learn to interview patients regarding medical conditions; give commands pertaining to examinations and procedures; describe physical conditions and symptoms; and explain treatments.

 

          3. Course Structure

The course will consist of three components: individualized phone-classes, online training and CDs.

 

  • Classes will include development of specific vocabulary, memorization drills, and role-playing to apply what has been learned and enhance speaking and listening skills.
  • Individualized phone classes. 20 sessions (30-minutes each). Classes will focus on pronunciation, interviewing techniques, vocabulary building for specific areas such as cardiovascular, obstetrical, and gastrointestinal, etc.
  • Online support (lab) for the duration of the course. It will focus on grammar and structure, writing as a memorization technique and pronunciation.

 

         4. Scope and Sequence

 

Week 1

Language task

·         Identifying yourself and others

Spanish Language Structure

·         Personal pronouns

·         Nouns

·         Gender

Health

·         Physical descriptions

·         Pain, discomfort

·         Emergency Room Spanish

 

Week 2

Language task

·         Describing the environment (here, there, up, down, home, work)

·         Questioning the message to ensure communication

Spanish Language Structure

·         Affirmative and Negative expressions

·         Prepositions

·         Interrogative clauses

·         Regular verbs – present tense

Health

·         Asking questions

·         Symptoms

·         Level of pain

·         Cardiovascular vocabulary

 

Week 3

Language task

·         Establishing time and circumstances of an action.

·         Asking for collaboration to avoid misunderstandings

    Spanish Language Structure

·         Adverbs

·         Numbers

·         Comparatives

·         Adjectives

Health

·         Assessing a patient’s condition

·         Informing patients and family members about a condition

·         Obstetrical

 

Week 4

Language task

·         Taking statements

·         Establishing agent and object (who did what to whom)

Spanish Language Structure

·         Irregular verbs

·         Colors

·         Days, months, time, weather

·         Por and Para (confusing Spanish prepositions)

Health

·         Interviewing patients about heir medical conditions

·         Interviewing patients about family

 

Week 5

Review

 

Week 6

Language task

·         Ordering someone to do something

·         Giving clear commands

Spanish Language Structure

·         Irregular verbs

·         Exclamations

·         Food and eating vocabulary

Health

·         Asking patients to stand up, sit down, go to a certain place, take a medicine, open their mouth, etc.

·         Gastrointestinal

 

Week 7

Language task

·         Comparing, rejecting, and denying

·         Expressing agreement or negation

Spanish Language Structure

·         15 essential Spanish verbs –present, present progressive and past

·         Impersonal statements

·         Relative Clauses

        Health

·         Discussing symptoms and disease

 

Week 8

Language task

·         Expressing opinions, feelings

·         Distinguishing subjective elements from facts

 

Spanish Language Structure

·         Comparatives of equality and inequality

·         Past tense –immediate and remote.

Health

·         Discussing treatment, including surgery and medications

·         Surgical Interview

 

 Week 9

Language task

·         Listening skills

Spanish Language Structure

·         Readings on culture

·         Pronunciation

Health

·         Risk factors

·         Life Styles

 

Week 10

Review

 

5. Materials

I will develop a manual tailored for the needs of the participant that will enable her to study independently, to consult and to reinforce what is learned in class, consisting of a text and audio CDs. The book is designed also for the Phone-Individualized classes. Student will also have access to the online lab, which will be based on the text. 

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