This program offers you an opportunity to build Spanish language skills for public health, with an emphasis on topics such as epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, environmental health, and mental health.
Your three-credit online course will include lessons in grammar and vocabulary related to the program theme and discussion sessions that provide opportunities to practice and develop Spanish language skills for use in medical contexts and other practical health care scenarios.
You will be expected to devote approximately 15 hours per week to this course over a nine-week period. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate a variety of student schedules and time zones and it integrates both synchronous and asynchronous activities. Synchronous sessions may include three hours per week with the language instructor(s) doing drills and practicing conversation. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be determined together by instructors and class participants during the first week of the course.
Asynchronous activities may include approximately 10-12 hours per week on practice exercises, small group projects, discussion boards, and completing assignments. Students are required to demonstrate a strong online presence by participating in group discussions, answering questions, and interacting with course participants and staff.
SIT is also offering a three-week, supplementary, intensive Spanish for Health Sciences language J-term immersion program in Arica, Chile.
- Build Spanish language skills to prepare for a career as a health professional.
- Develop and practice your language skills through interactive lessons and health scenarios.
- Learn Spanish in the context of intercultural health practices.
Three semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent.