No Comprende? Health Resources for English Speakers Serving Spanish Speaking Communities

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Primary contact information...
1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Houston TX , 77030
United States
Adela Justice is the primary contact.
Phone: 713.799.7183
Fax: 713.799.7883
Resource URL:
Region: South Central

Description: Do you have a growing Latino population in your community? Do you need to find health information in Spanish fast but don't know where to look? Are the only words in your Spanish vocabulary burrito and gracias? If you answered yes to these questions, then this is the class for you. This hands-on course will cover resources for learning basic, library, medical, and Internet Spanish vocabulary. You will also learn to evaluate and identify health websites in Spanish to which you can direct your patrons. Course is approved for 3 or 4 MLA CE contact hours in person. Online version is approved for 6 MLA CE contact hours.

Experience Level: Beginning
CE Contact Hours: 3, 4
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Consumer Health, Outreach/Advocacy
Course Type: Face to Face, e-Learning

Educational Objective: By the end of the class, participants will be able to list good print and online resources for basic, library, medical and web Spanish vocabulary, correctly pronounce all the letters in the Spanish alphabet, write special Spanish characters within Microsoft programs, explain the criteria for evaluating online health websites, evaluate online health information resources that are in Spanish, and locate reliable online Spanish health information resources in order to adequately answer questions and provide satisfactory library reference services.


Unit 1: The Spanish Language, oral and written
An introduction to the Spanish Language, both oral and written, along with resources to increase familiarity and vocabulary 

Unit 2: Library and Medical Spanish
Spanish vocabulary with a focus on library and medical settings

Unit 3: Internet Vocabulary in Spanish & Helpful Tools
A focus on resources to increase technology and internet based Spanish vocabulary, along with helpful tools for translating and typing online

Unit 4: Website Evaluation
An overview of website evaluation criteria 

Unit 5: Spanish Health Information websites
Reliable online Spanish health information resources and tips

Unit 6: In Conclusion
Class wrap-up and evaluation

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Debate, Dialog, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Simulation, and Hands-on Exercises.