Basic Spanish for Health Care Professionals

Basic Spanish for Healthcare Providers is an introduction to the Spanish language that allows medical personnel to learn the basics of the language so that they might acquire and obtain information through basic conversation with Spanish-speaking patients.

This course is especially designed for persons in the health care profession including: customer service representatives, nurses, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and EMTs. Learn basic grammar, writing and speaking skills that help you communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients. Learn cultural norms and values associated within the Spanish-speaking community.


Joel Espinoza

Joel Espinoza

As a native of Chile, Joel enjoys teaching in both English and Spanish. Joel’s passion for teaching brought him to UWM School of Continuing Education, where he’s previously taught customized courses in Spanish for healthcare professionals and customer service representatives. ... read more

Who Should Attend

Health care personnel including: customer service representatives, CNAs, nurses, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and EMTs.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn essential daily life and medical terminology used in the health care field creating a foundation for communicating with Spanish-speaking patients.
  • Learn Spanish grammar that allows health care professionals to properly communicate with patients and their families.
  • Learn skills to acquire information by formulating questions in Spanish.


Requires no previous Spanish experience.


CEUs are not transferable to college or university transcripts. This is a noncredit personal enrichment program. Progress and courses completed are marked by Continuing Education Units.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: 6 Tue, Mar 17-Apr 21

Time: 6-8:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Joel Espinoza


$164 by Tue., Mar. 3.
$189 after Tue., Mar. 3.

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Tue., Mar. 3 and receive $25 off.

Osher members receive 10% discount. Contact the the Languages Department at 414-227-3118 or


Receive a 10% discount as a member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.


Discounts Available

CEUs: 1.5

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7781-12807

Registration Deadline: Tue., Mar. 17

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