Health Care Spanish at Speak!
New Group and Individual Courses
Inspired by the growing demand of local health care workers for Spanish language programs, we have created a program geared towards their unique needs and busy schedules. Led by Spanish instructor Carlos Pezua, our program features both small group courses – La Salud y El Bienestar (Health and Well-Being) – and individual, customized one-on-one Spanish courses that can be scheduled during weekdays, evenings or weekends. We can also bring our course to your practice or health program. Contact us for a free quote.
Attention NURSES and NURSING STUDENTS: Applying for certification or re-activation? You can earn up to 75 continuing education credits for taking any Medical Spanish course at Speak!
GROUP COURSE: LA SALUD Y EL BIENESTAR
La Salud y El Bienstar: Medical Spanish for Beginning & Intermediate Students
Designed for and in collaboration with nurses and physicians, the course provides an intensive overview of the specific grammatical structures and vocabulary healthcare providers use when communicating with their Spanish-speaking patients and family members. Lessons are interactive, practical, and include emergency, pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, patient histories, physical examination, cultural considerations, and many other topics. Students will have an opportunity to develop an elaborate and tailored vocabulary of expressions to use in patient-care and personal situations. Medical Spanish 1 is for Beginners with no prior Spanish background. Medical Spanish 2 is for Advanced Beginners and Intermediate students with previous Spanish studies and/or travel.
SMALL GROUP COURSES:
See our Spanish page for the next session!
INDIVIDUAL, ONE-ON-ONE COURSES:
If our group course does not work with your schedule or linguistic level, or if you simply prefer the focus and specialization that can only come with individual lessons, Speak! can create a program designed to meet your professional needs and goals. Whether you are just beginning your Spanish studies or wish to perfect what you already know in order to advance professionally, our team of educators specialized in Health Care can create a program that will work for you. Please note: many local medical centers and health care institutions, such as University of Virginia, offer education benefits which can be applied to language study at Speak!
For rates and registration, see our Spanish page (top item: ONE-ON-ONE Spanish Course).
ABOUT THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR: CARLOS PEZUA:
Read about Carlos as featured in C-VILLE.
Born on the Cinco de Mayo and with a Quechua-speaking Peruvian father and a Tennessean teacher mother, Carlos David was destined to be a Spanish teacher! Raised in Germany, Panama, and Korea, his passport is filled with stamps from around the world. He studied at Berkeley and Johns Hopkins before earning a degree from the University of Virginia in government and foreign affairs. He worked briefly for the US Senate in the office of Charles Robb and then escaped to the Coconino Wilderness in northern Arizona for a job with the US Forest Service. Carlos David returned to school to complete the premedical curriculum at UVa while working as a substitute teacher, emergency room tech, volunteering at the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad and Charlottesville Free Clinic. His classroom experiences and interactions with students inspired him to return to UVa and complete his certification coursework at the Curry School of Education. After a decade of teaching in public and private schools, he is completing a Master of Foreign Language Instruction at Curry. Carlos David’s love of language and culture is highlighted by a passion for fashion. He is the designer and head of WaggiSha- Custom Made Leather Jeans, a business based in Esmont, Virginia and Lima, Peru. Guided by curiosity, intrigued by infinite phenomena of the natural world, and always celebrating culture, he is delighted and thrilled to be part of the Speak! team!