LESSON 1 & 2
¡Bienvenidos! (Welcome!) In our first lesson, you’ll master the building blocks of Spanish. You’ll discover how easy it is to spell and pronounce words en español. After that, you’ll learn how to count from 0 to 19. In the second lesson of the week, you’ll learn the Spanish words for family members, and pick up some handy phrases for conversing with patients and their families. In addition, you’ll learn about pronouns and explore the role of gender in Spanish.
LESSON 3 & 4
These lessons, you’ll power up your Spanish vocabulary by learning the words for colors and directions. In addition, you’ll find out how to count all the way to 199—and you’ll learn six handy prepositions to improve your sentence-building. You’ll want lots of action words in your repertoire, so you’ll learn a super-simple conjugation system. In addition, you’ll learn about two interesting verbs that mean “to be”: ser and estar.
LESSON 5 & 6
You’ll begin by taking a look at the parts of the body, and you’ll learn the words for everything from teeth to toes. After that, you’ll peek inside the body, and talk about internal organs. You’ll delve into the Spanish vocabulary for common medical conditions. You’ll also discover the magic of the word ¿Cuál? and explore other ways to ask questions. In addition, we’ll talk about Spanish words for hours of the day, days of the week, and months of the year.
LESSON 7 & 8
These lesson’s vocabulary words can help you respond quickly in medical crises. In addition, you’ll learn words for describing medical tests, treatments, and procedures, so you can inform and reassure patients, and you’ll look at terms you can use to talk about medications. Then you’ll add more words to your vocabulary for discussing common medical problems. In addition, you’ll look at words for instructing patients during a medical exam.
LESSON 9 & 10
You’ll visit the patient care floors and learn words for everything from bedpans to pillows to call buttons. You’ll also discover lots of new words for talking about time, including explaining visiting hours. You’ll then explore words for feelings so you can relate to patients. Next you’ll learn a new set of verbs that will help you talk with patients during admittance or discharge. In addition, you’ll look at words for talking about insurance and payments.
LESSON 11 & 12
These lessons cover pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Then you’ll move on to pediatrics and explore words related to young patients. Moving on to adults, you’ll look at words for discussing cancer symptoms, tests, and treatments, and explore ways to assess the mental status of a patient. In addition, you’ll look at Spanish words for various diets, and finally, you’ll discover the little word “hay” and find out why it packs a powerful punch.
Prerequisites / Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?
Instructor-led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: Start your course at any time your schedule permits.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Instructor-led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You can start your course at anytime, review all lessons in any order, and learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the 3 month access period.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE EACH LESSON?
Instructor-led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your 3 month duration of access ends.
WHAT IF I NEED AN EXTENSION?
Instructor-led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: No extensions will be granted since all lessons are accesable at the start of your enrollment, for the full 3 months of access.