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Medical Spanish Masterclass

Medical Spanish Masterclass
Medical Spanish Masterclass - Online Spanish for Healthcare Course
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Price
149
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Steps to get started:

  1. Make sure you’re registered here and receiving emails from [email protected] This is how you’ll get your Zoom live practice session invitations.
  2. Mark your calendar with important dates for this course!
    1. First lesson opens: Aug ’21 TBD
    2. First live practice session: Aug ’21 TBD
    3. Second lesson opens: : Aug ’21 TBD
    4. Second live practice session: Aug ’21 TBD
    5. Third lesson opens: : Aug ’21 TBD
    6. Final live practice session: : Aug ’21 TBD

Welcome to the Masterclass! Here is a quick introduction…

Do these 3 things NOW!

Mark Your Calendar

This MASTERCLASS returns in August ’21

Check Your Email

Make sure emails from Common Ground International are in your inbox. If you have not received a confirmation email, check your other email folders for a message from Rory Foster: [email protected]

Join the Facebook Group

Meet others who share your same Medical Spanish learning Goals.

Important Masterclass Dates One More Time:

  1. First lesson opens: Aug ’21 TBD
  2. First live practice session: Aug ’21 TBD
  3. Second lesson opens: : Aug ’21 TBD
  4. Second live practice session: Aug ’21 TBD
  5. Third lesson opens: : Aug ’21 TBD
  6. Final live practice session: : Aug ’21 TBD

Comment below…

Why are you registered for this masterclass?

What do you want to work on and improve with your Medical Spanish?

51 responses to “Medical Spanish Masterclass

Lauren Reitz
Lauren Reitz

Hi Rory and Leslie!
I’m back for more! I decided to revisit the beginner Mastering Medical Spanish class to re-enforce the grammar skills before moving to the next level. Looking forward to next week!
Lauren
😀

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Hey Lauren, I saw your registration come through and got excited to work with you again! Welcome back!

Kim Barnes
Kim Barnes

Hi there! I’ve been studying and practicing Spanish for many years (even lived in Costa Rica for three years until last month) and my goal is to become a medical interpreter. I am truly passionate about the language and healthcare. I am hopeful that this class will help me to become more confident in the language and use everything that I will learn in this course to aid me closer to getting an interpreter license in the near future. I am excited for this new challenge!

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

So glad you’ve joined us Kim!

christine barbato
christine barbato

Hi! I am super late to the party! I really love your learning platform and the interaction with you and the Mrs. With my busy schedule, I try whenever I can to watch your Youtube videos and I was really looking forward to this preview master class. I started a new job last week so I had signed up for the preview class with the intent of saving material and reviewing this week. I am logged in, but am unable to access any of the content from the three lessons nor the recorded live sessions

estoy triste:(
Christine
PS I look foward to an immersion trip to Costa Rica when this Covid is over!

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Congrats on the new job Christine! We did have to shut down the free masterclass…but it will be back! Shoot me an email and we’ll work something out :).

And yes – we’re excited about medical Spanish immersion again as well. We’re taking steps right now to get our ducks in a row for summer ’21 starting June 26th. And we hope to get back onto our regular February & July schedule full steam in ’22.

Jessica

I’m super late to the party, but I’m a certified nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner. I will be working in an area that sees a large population of Spanish-speaking patients. I’m hoping to learn Spanish to be able to better strength the relationship I develop with them throughout their pregnancies and during their labor and birth. Thank you for this course. I will look for more of your courses in the future as well.

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Hey Jessica, no worries – Welcome to the party! Work through the lessons at your pace and consider joining us for the full length course!

Narin Tipton

Hi I am a Nurse Practitioner. Studied abroad in Cuernavaca and Guadalajara Mexico in 1994. Went to Guatemala on a nursing medical missions trip in 1997 and finished up a BA with emphasis in Spanish in 1999 after I did a summer internship abroad in Venezuela working in a hospital. My study was so long ago and I barely get to use my Spanish I have been a nurse for 22 years and a nurse practitioner for 14 years. I would really like to be able to communicate better with my Spanish speaking patients rather than rely on the interpreter phones. I think I second guess myself a lot. Looking to be more confident and fluid!! Thanks

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Welcome to the Masterclass Narin! With your exposure and history with Spanish, you’re going to make great strides! Take your time to work through the masterclass lessons over the next few days and the weekend! Cheers,

Gabriela

Hola a todos! I’m Gaby and I’m a register nurse. Even though I completed the healthcare interpretation for healthcare workers program in college a couple years ago I’ve become a little rusty which is why I’m here!

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Great Gaby… Welcome! So glad you can participate :). See you online!

Sarah Pfefferle

¡Saludos a todos! I am Sarah, SpanishEnglish Interpreter/Translator, usually legal or schools, …but recently work is scarce. I am struggling to keep abreast of my language level. I have always been interested in stepping into medical, but my linguistic confidence is dropping. I appreciate the encouragement and acknowledgement of imperfection being perfectly human – it allows for growth through error. Although I missed Tuesday’s Opening Class, I will be there tonight – Thursday.
Thank you kindly for this.

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Welcome Sarah! So glad you’re joining us in the Masterclass! Yes it’s refreshing to cut yourself some slack… not just with language – in most areas of life :). See you tonight!

Dave

I’m a language teacher — of both English and Spanish — not a medical professional/healthcare worker. Some of my Spanish students are in the medical field, and they’ve asked me about specific vocabulary and usage for their specific needs at work. I plan to encourage these students to enroll in your Medical Spanish Masterclass, and to supplement the lessons with my own classes. Hoping they can still register at any point during the entire course.

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Hey Dave, welcome to the Masterclass and we welcome your students too :). Here is the Medical Spanish blog of posts and lessons I’ve taught over the years to also share with your students: https://commongroundinternational.com/category/medical-spanish/

Jennifer

I’m a WHNP and want to improve my limited Spanish for my patients. It’s been a goal for some time, hoping 2021 is the year of competency and improved communication in Spanish.

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Awesome Jennifer! Welcome to the Masterclass 🙂

Kadie Bopp

Hi my name is Kadie and I am a L&D nurse. I don’t encounter a ton of Spanish speaking patients but I would like to learn some basic terms that I can use to take care of Spanish speaking patients adequately.

Michelle

I’m not officially a healthcare employee. I work in Child Welfare. There are times I need to know medical terminology, and I need to complete interviews and get social history on my families. I have to check in with the family’s primary physicians, confirm immunizations are up to date, and sometimes ask medical questions of family’s whose first language is Spanish. I have taken Spanish in the past – Junior High and High School, and maybe one class in college. I just hope to get anything I can out of this course, practice my Spanish speaking (faster and without having to think so much about it – that will take time), and hopefully find many overlapping areas between the medical Spanish and child welfare area. Thank you!

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Awesome Michelle – welcome to the masterclass!

cory

I work as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I have the opportunity to utilize Spanish every shift. I feel like you can’t practice enough. Leslie and Rory Foster with Common Ground International are amazing. I’ve taken classes with them years ago, in addition to traveling to Costa Rica on a Spanish immersion trip. I’m looking forward to this master class. ¡Gracias!

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Oh my goodness Cory… HI!!!! So great to see you in the Masterclass :). Abrazos amiga,

Suzannah Pessagno
Suzannah Pessagno

I work at the front desk of a bilingual, free and charitable clinic in the United States. I would like to be more understanding of pts describing their sx over the phone and then respond more correctly/professionally to them when asking for clarification to forward their questions appropriately or schedule the necessary appointment.

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Welcome Suzannah!

Jacqueline

Hi! I’m Jacqueline and I’m a certified nurse midwife. I studied Spanish in college and did some volunteer work in Mexico. I’ve used Spanish off and on throughout my career as a nurse and CNM and I’m always looking for ways I can improve to help serve my patients better. I would like to improve my vocabulary so that I’m using the most appropriate words in my conversations with patients, not just something good enough to get by. Thank you so much for doing this!

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

You bet Jacqueline… welcome!

Susan

I am a maternity nurse in Massachusetts. I know enough Spanish for little things but would like to improve.

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Wonderful Susan – so glad you found us and we’re excited for the opportunity to work with you!

Anita R.

Hi all! I passed the written medical interpreters exam nit to long ago. I am looking forward to practicing as I am preparing to take the second part of the assessment which is oral. I have to admit that I am having a difficult time focusing. I find myself blanking out from time to time. Rather than focusing on conveying the message, I get caught up on looking for just the right word or phrase. Recently, my family members were quite ill and so I found myself becoming quite inconsistent with the practice. Fortunately, they are recovering nicely.

As you mentioned a tremendous amount of medical terminology can be quite overwhelming. I need help prioritizing the vocabulary. I am looking forward to creating a plan and a practice schedule.

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Welcome Anita! Congrats on passing your written test. Yes as an interpreter your short term memory and ability to focus on the message being communicated are just as important as the language skill itself. We’re excited to help you narrow your focus in your studies, practice and learning plan. See you online!

Ilene K Graebner

I’m new to the Masterclass. I’ve taken some medical spanish classes before but still have never had actual conversation with others as it’s always been online classes. I’m currently looking for work as a medical records clerk in the Los Angeles area.

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Can’t wait to work with you Ilene! Poco a poco let’s get you speaking!

Wendy

Super excited to brush up on my Spanish. I was fluent 20 years ago, but lost it because I never used it again. I am so looking forward to this. Thank you!

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

So glad you found the masterclass Wendy – Welcome!

Lucy

Hi, I’m a native Spanish speaker working as a registered nurse in labor and delivery. I communicate with my patients just fine, I just want to learn actual medical terms as I don’t know many medical terms in Spanish. Hope to add to my Spanish vocabulary and be able to better communicate with my patients about their care.

Leslie Foster
Leslie Foster

Bienvenida Lucy! Great work already meeting your patients in their native Spanish. This Masterclass will be packed full of specific Medical Spanish vocabulary. Hasta pronto en the Masterclass!

Kathleen

I am interested in learning Spanish especially for the medical profession. I am an RN practicing at bedside. This is actually one of my goals for 2021. However i am currently working nights. I see that most of your life sessions are in the evening which I wouldn’t be able to make. Is it possible to still complete this course successfully if I cannot participate in the live practices? Also I am a little uncomfortable with “practice with your friend”. If both of us are learning don’t we need someone with experience to help with correct pronunciation?

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Hi Kathleen, welcome to the Masterclass! Yes you can work through the lesson content and see the live practice session replays if you’re working during the live sessions.

A quick note about practicing outside of class (unsupervised) when it comes to pronunciation, grammar, etc. Our goal for you is “functional fluency” in Spanish. One of the Functional Fluency principles is that close enough is good enough for meaningful communication to happen. So, while you always want to be improving with your next steps, we wouldn’t want perfection to get in the way of progress. See you online :).

Corri

RN (4 months until I complete my FNP) working at a surgery center here. Just hoping to gain some vocabulary to help with patient interviews.

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Great goal Corri – and an early congrats on finishing your FNP program :). See you online!

SW

Thank you for this! Also it was impossible to make it at the live time but it looks like you have recorded sessions! Awesome!

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Glad you can join SW!

Joy Glanville

I want to improve my Spanish to provide safer care.

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Great goal, Joy – see you online!

Keala Fleming

I would like to be able to converse with patients in Spanish, to make them feel more comfortable.

Conversational Spanish

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Great goal Keala! Looking forward to meeting you online!

Beatrice

Hi, is the 4am Mountain Time also?

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Good morning Beatrice… the asynchronous (not live) lessons open up early morning and you can work through them at your convenience. The most important thing to schedule in your calendar are the synchronous (live) practice sessions in the evenings. See you online!

Clarice

Hi,
Thank you for your time and offering this class for free. am willing to put in the time however, I am unable to attend some of the days because i will be at work. Will these classes be recorded that I may view them at a later time?

Rory Foster
Rory Foster

Hey Clarice, thanks for the note! Yes the lessons themselves are recorded so that you can view them any time. The live practice sessions will be recorded as well for your review if you have to miss. See you online!

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