Find out how a Medical Spanish Class can increase your confidence and fluency

A medical Spanish class can give you all the necessary tools you need to achieve a confident and fluent communication in Spanish.

But of course it must be well organized and structured so it can help you to learn the contents you need and this way achieve a communication.

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Medical Spanish class structure

The steps to create a super lesson that truly can help you to communicate in Spanish are four. They are detailed here below:

Step 1: Define the medical Spanish class goal

Yes, without this first step you won’t get good results. Everything you are going to learn in the medical Spanish lesson has to help you to achieve this goal.

That said, do not think of a goal as “learning the Present subjunctive”. No, this is not a goal. This would be a content.

A goal would be more like: “Learning to ask our patients about their symptoms and understanding their answer” or this one “Learning to explain to our patients how to prevent a disease.”

Step 2: Put this goal inside a content or specific situation

This is the medical Spanish class’ key to success.

Why? Because you are going to be able to see with very specific examples how to use Spanish to talk about that topic in Spanish.

I will continue with the example above: “Learning to explain to our patient how to prevent the flu” or “Learning to ask our patients about their flu-like symptoms and understanding their answers.”

With this method you will see with detail and in a more effective way how to achieve the suggested goal for the class.

Step 3: Introduce the contents

In this step what we are going to do is to analyze what contents we need to learn to achieve our goal.

In other words, we will analyze what grammatical and terminological contents we need to include in our medical Spanish class to achieve a confident and fluent communication.

You already know we can say the same thing in different ways so the contents seen in class will vary depending on the student’s level.

Here is the example from above again:

To learn to explain to our patient how to prevent the flu we can see:

  • El presente (Present)
  • El imperativo (Imperative)
  • Perífrasis verbal: tener que / deber (Expressions)
  • El subjuntivo (Subjunctive)
  • Términos: partes del cuerpo, vacunarse, otros relacionados. (Terms: body parts, vaccination…)

Learn here how to talk about the flu in Spanish

To learn to ask our patients about their flu-like symptoms and to understand their answers we can see:

  • Interrogativos (Interrogatives)
  • Verbos: tener, doler, sentir, encontrarse (Verbs: to have, to hurt, to feel, to be)
  • Presente
  • Pretérito perfecto compuesto (Spanish Present Perfect)
  • Términos: partes del cuerpo, fiebre, otros relacionados. (Terms: body parts, flu, related terms.)

Step 4: Create a didactic sequence

We already have all the ingredients we need to have a medical Spanish class that is truly going to help you to communicate in Spanish.

Now let’s put all the contents into place with examples and practical exercises that will make the learning and communication structures creation process easier.

Here’s an example for this fourth step:

  • Texto sobre la prevención de la gripe (Preventing the flu text)
  • Ejercicio práctico de comprensión del texto (Reading practice)
  • Extracción de términos (Terms extraction)
  • Estudio práctico de la gramática en contexto (Practical grammar in context study)
  • Audio
  • Ejercicio práctico sobre el audio (Practical audio exercise)
  • Ejercicio sobre creación de estructuras sintácticas (vamos, formación de frases) (Syntactic structures creation exercise)
  • Ejercicio práctico de expresión (Practical expression exercise)

Why does this structure increases your confidence and fluency

A medical Spanish class is not just a course book or a video or lecture where contents are explained but a very powerful tool to help you to communicate in Spanish with fluency and confidence.

This method gives you everything you need to communicate in real life with practical examples and exercises where you, as a medical Spanish learner, have a very active role.

That is why, if you are really committed and want to learn medical Spanish, this method will work perfectly to increase your confidence and fluency in Spanish.

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