Intermediate Spanish for Health Care Professionals

Intermediate Spanish for Health Care Providers is for those with previous Spanish-speaking experience looking to enhance their health care vocabulary. Learn to better speak the language to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients.

This course is specially designed for persons in the health care profession including customer service representatives, nurses, doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and EMTs.


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 proper grammar necessary to communicate with patients on a higher level.
  • Learn how to inform patients of routine hospital procedures which helps alleviate fear caused by being in a hospital.
  • Learn how to instruct patients in case of emergency situations.

Course Outline/Topics

Session I
Sesión de repaso
El presente perfecto
La historia clínica
Las enfermedades contagiosas
Las oraciones negativas
Los adverbios

Session II
El hospital
El verbo Tratar
Las preposiciones
El cuerpo humano III

Session III
El cuarto de hospital
El verbo Gustar (repaso)
Las cirugías
El verbo Dormir
Pronombres (directo e indirecto)

Session IV
Dejar de
El pretértio (past tense)
La sala de emergencias
Las situaciones de emergencia
Los mandatos

Session V
El pretérito (repaso)
Los síntomas
Los verbos Tomar y Dar
Las medicinas

Session VI
“Se” impersonal
La forma imperfecta
El pretérito/pretérito imperfecto
El verbo Creer


Basic Spanish for Health Care Professionals or equivalent 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 Mon, Nov 4-Dec 9

Time: 6-8:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Joel Espinoza

Fee: $189

Discounts Available

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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: 7781-12259

Registration Deadline: Mon., Nov. 4

Registration deadline has passed.