Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spanish for Nursing - It's FUN!

I am enjoying my Spanish for Nursing Class sooooo much!  Our instructor is likely the biggest part of what makes it so enjoyable.  She's funny, well organized and knowledgeable.  She moves at a very fast pace but she has ways of helping us remember things.

Another reason I am enjoying it is because it is a very practical approach to learning what we absolutely need to learn in the least amount of time.  We didn't have to start with difficult (and boring) grammar lessons. We really just jumped right in.  I can now ask a patient if they have nausea.  I can ask them to hold their breath, turn over, sit, stand, etc.  I can tell them where to find the bathroom, ask them where it hurts and tell their family to wait in the waiting room. Our instructor tosses in grammar knowledge as well as cultural knowledge in ways that make it all even more interesting to us.

The curriculum is wonderful!  In fact, it is so excellent I have decided I need to provide an unsolicited commercial right here, right now.  You see, this company makes courses for a lot more than just nurses.  I went online and looked it up.  I found they have courses for those working at convenience stores, correctional facilities, bank tellers, firefighters, realtors and more... much more!


This company uses something called the Language Power-Lock System, which is trademarked. I don't know why it is so much better than traditional ways of learning a language but here is what they have to say about it.. .

"The Language Power-Lock System™, created by Command Spanish® Inc., revolutionizes language e-Training. Seven brain-compatible, interactive processes unite to provide contextualized, purposeful learning opportunities. The Language Power-Lock System™ employs an integrated “switchback method” to engage the learner through visual, auditory, and psychomotor pathways. These interactive learning processes provide adult learners with an easy, user-friendly, effective system for the learning and long-term retention of practical Spanish language for the workplace." 

I know.  What did they just say?  No matter, just know that I think it's fun and would recommend it.

I also learned that you can order the books on your own.  You can use the CD included instead of attending classes as we are.  They also offer online classes.  I really, really enjoy the in-class situation but realize that isn't always practical.  

So, if you have any interest in learning some Spanish, check out Command Spanish, Inc. and see what you think.