P010A: Intensive Medical Spanish Course and Introduction to Tropical Medicine in Costa Rica

Minimum of 4 weeks of intensive training in Costa Rica with cultural immersion. As a plus of the course an introductory component to tropical medicine is developed.

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There are several relevant motivations to learn Spanish as a second language. Enrich their educational heritage, become more globalized, use the language to strengthen your personal resume are some of them. But when we talk about medicine, the arguments become more relevant. The context of North America is a critical example. Let’s see the following data:

According to PEPASR6H the Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2017, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority. Hispanics constituted 18.1 percent of the nation’s total population.

This makes Spanish on the medical stage a powerful tool and can make a difference between a good service and an excellent one. In addition, most of this migrant population is in conditions of social disadvantage and has a low educational level, this makes them more vulnerable and have fewer survival tools to adapt successfully in the foreign social context. When they get sick, being able to communicate in their native language makes a significant difference.

This is a very intensive medical Spanish course that focuses on providing skills for interaction between the health professional and the patient. Non-Spanish, beginner, intermediate or advanced students are welcome.

We work in small groups so we can attend to personal interests. Our experience of more than 18 years teaching medical Spanish is an appreciable strength. Very well qualified instructors conduct the process with our original materials.

Program prospectus available at: P10A Prospectus

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