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Spanish for Health Care Professionals II

SPA 110

Spanish for Health Care Professionals II

SPA 110

Course Description

READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3 and SPA 109 with a minimum grade of C; 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. Continues introduction to 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

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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.
  • Use a variety of past tenses expressions in formulaic conversations to gather information from patients and clients.
  • Explain various common medical procedures to patients or clients.
  • Explain hupothetical situations to patients of clients.
  • Conduct an admissions interview.
  • Continue to 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
  • Describe the diversity of Hispanic cultures, including, but not limited to, cultural practices and beliefs relating to health care.
  • Examine and explain one's attitudes about Hispanic culture.
  • Continue to develop the ability to make sensitive cultural comparisons, in particular as related to health care issues.