Medical terms in Spanish - page 2

I live in the south where we have a large spanish speaking population. They offer spanish here in the highschools and at my college, but not necessarily 'spanish for medical professionals' . I... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    also once you learn, you have to PRACTICE to be any good. My best advice is to take the conversational course and PRACTICE with Spanish-speakers of all sorts....from Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and areas of South and Central America. You learn a lot of regional differences that way. It's huge.
  2. by   Jessy_RN
    Great advice. My opinion would be to take a conversational course as well, because it won't do you much if you learn the terminology and can't use it in a proper sentence.

    Good luck
  3. by   nurse4theplanet
    you all have convinced me to take the conversational spanish at my just got to find time to add it in to my schedule...listening to tapes is one thing, but taking tests and doing a speech in FL class is another haha

    i guess i was turned off by the initial idea b/c i took french in hs and did not learn a lick, nor do i remember anything now...but there are not many french speaking people just walking around now are there? Spanish on the other hand is a different story! how silly i can be sometimes...
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    High school classes are a wee bit different than college ones. And as to retention? If you don't use it you will LOSE it; simple as that. It's not the course that matters then, but your taking the opportunity to use it.
  5. by   TravelNurse4Life
    A good way of really getting some practice is to actually speak with another person. If you ask maybe a friend who already speak, thats a great way of practicing. Bring translation book of Medical Spanish. Once you start speaking and hearing the words, it will def. come along in your studies. I personally went to a program abroad, which i was forced to speak, so that helped lot, plus having Medical Spanish class on top of that, really made a difference in my studies. Good luck!