Foreign Languages - page 2

Will anyone hear be taking a foreign language to prepare them for the diverse patients they will be encountering as a nurse? if so what language will you be taking or have already taken?... Read More

  1. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i too would not mind a refresher class [i do have assess to a tape and book lesson] since it has been over 20 years since taking it in high school. i can read it much better than i can speak it.
  2. by   ulianka
    Hey, I live in French part of Canada and all my clinicals will be en English hospitals. Sooo.... I will be talking to patients in two languages. PLUS I am Russian, and I guess I will make some Russian patient's life easier afterwards
  3. by   bedpan
    All I can speak is Southernese (If I ever get voice recognition software it will take me 2 days just to logon to my computer my drawl is so thick!)

    I do have a question though - Can anyone tell me more about the ASL course? It has always fascinated me and I would love to learn ASL
  4. by   essarge
    I took spanish for two reasons. Our community has many imigrants from hispanic background and I also enjoy the language. That being said, there is a move to getting ASL on college programs as a foreign language credit. I would be one of the first in line to take this if it happened as there are many hearing impaired people that use ASL in our area plus a school for the deaf close by.
  5. by   EmeraldNYL
    I took five years of German, I loved it but it's been pretty useless. I would love to learn ASL and Spanish at some point-- I think it's important to be able to speak another language at least somewhat, considering the fact that in most other countries people often speak more than one language. When I went to Germany and Austria, everyone spoke English very well, and I felt like such a silly American when I couldn't speak German as well as they could speak English.
  6. by   Nurse_RaRa
    M2c - Spanish and ASL - definitely - I've been studying Spanish by tapes and book but plan to join a speak group when I move. In North America - Spanish is the 2nd language.