Baja California's Premier

Spanish Language School

Ensenada, Mexico

Medical Spanish classes are featured every week in March and October at the Baja California Language College. Spanish for nurses, doctors and others in the health care industry are highlighted in this specialized program.

The Medical Spanish Program is not a study of the dynamics of the Mexican or Latin American health care system. Rather, it prepares American health care professionals to effectively communicate in Spanish at their own health care facilities.

Medical Spanish

A US hospital can be intimidating and frightening for a non-English speaker. However, by speaking in Spanish the care provider can earn the patients confidence and create a more relaxed and reliable information exchange. All health care professionals benefit profoundly by learning to better communicate and address the needs of their Latino patients.

The Medical Spanish Program offered in March and October is incorporated into the Small Group Immersion Program . Students are placed into groups of five or fewer students based on their Spanish proficiency level. Small Group Immersion classes are offered at all proficiency levels so every health care professional may enroll. Because of the intimate class size, each student receives the personal attention needed to bolster their confidence using Spanish to communicate.

The first portion of each day is dedicated to the development of general Spanish communication skills. A variety of interactive learning techniques are used to build vocabulary and explore grammatical structure and syntax. There are several breaks throughout the day.

The second part of the day is devoted to how Spanish is typically used in a hospital and/or clinical setting. Areas of emphasis include but are not limited to:

  • Introducing one’s self
  • Calming and comforting a patient
  • Acquiring admission data
  • Reviewing medical history
  • Clarifying patient symptoms
  • Identifying parts of the body and the hospital/clinic
  • Communicating during examination
  • Role playing with non-English speaker

To complete the Spanish immersion process, the Baja California Language College highly recommends living with one of the select host families while in Ensenada. It is in the relaxed atmosphere of the homestay where students can comfortably practice their newly acquired skills. All participants are provided with a private room, delicious meals and help with homework.

Should students prefer alternate accommodations, the College can make recommendations ranging from economy hotels to luxury oceanfront resorts.

Health care professionals who are unable to schedule classes in March or October may enroll in the Private Immersion Program at anytime throughout the year. This one-on-one Medical Spanish Program will be tailored to the student’s particular discipline or area or interest.

Program Specifics

  • 30 hours of instruction per week.
  • Classes are Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 2:30
  • All native Spanish speaking instructors.

Credit

Students may enroll for one week, multiple weeks or for all four weeks of the month.

The Baja California Language College is a Certified Provider of Continuing Education by the California Board of Registered Nursing . (CEP14344)

Participants completing a one week program will earn 30 contact hours.

Students may also earn fully transferable US college credit through Arizona Western College. Two semester credits per week, up to six credits, will be granted after completion. Interested parties must first enroll through Arizona Western College. You can learn more about earning college credit on the College Credit page on this website.

Tuition Summary

All prices are in US currency and payment must be made in US dollars. The Baja California Language College accepts payment by personal checks, business checks and travelers cheques. Payment can also be made by money order and US currency.

The Baja California Language College does not accept credit card payments.

 Medical Spanish (every week in March and October)
Weekly$349 (30 hrs) Includes certificateM-F

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