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Spanish for Health Care Professionals I

SPA 109

Spanish for Health Care Professionals I

SPA 109

Course Description

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3 and SPA 112 with a minimum grade of C; or a minimum of two years of High School Spanish; or a minimum of two semesters of college-level Spanish; or permission of instructor. Introduces basic conversational Spanish for health care personnel. Practices basic conversational skills and vocabulary appropriate to various job-related situations. Practices correct pronunciation patterns by means of oral-aural practice, small group interaction, and role-playing situations. Introduces certain aspects of Hispanic culture. Requires supplemental (outside of class) listening, reading, speaking, and written work using ancillary materials and the textbook's Internet site. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to novice level conversational Spanish.

Objectives:

  • Use the present tense of regular and some irregular verbs in formulaic conversations about topics covered in the text.
  • Ask and answer simple, formulaic questions to gather information from patients or clients.
  • Use commands and polite requests to elicit actions from patients or clients.
  • Conduct a simplified admissions interview.
  • Explain various common medical procedures to patients or clients.
  • Develop strategies for understanding native speakers of Spanish.
  • Recall and use vocabulary that will permit the receptive and expressive skills mentioned above.

Compare and contrast differences between one's own culture and Hispanic cultures in a sensitive and informed manner.

Objectives:

  • Use formal and informal register appropriately for the elementary/novice level.
  • Identify several Spanish speaking countries and regions as well as several Spanish speaking populations in the United States.
  • Describe the connections between Spanish language and Hispanic culture in the classroom and the surrounding community.
  • Examine and explain one's attitudes about Hispanic culture.
  • Develop the ability to make sensitive cultural comparisons, in particular as related to health care issues.