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Distance Learning: Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

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Presenter:
Stephanie H. Langston, M.Ed.

President and Curriculum
Hands on Spanish, Inc.

Sponsor: Foothills AHEC

Session Description:
This course is designed to provide a positive and productive interaction between healthcare professionals and Spanish-speaking patients that will enhance vital patient communication.

Session Objectives:
Session participants will:

  1. Discuss the cultural traits of Latin Americans.
  2. Identify and practice the correct pronunciation for each vowel in Spanish.
  3. Identify the seven most common Spanish pronunciation errors made by English speakers.
  4. List Spanish phrases used to asses pain.

Technology Requirements:
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  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
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