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1 ¡A su salud! Spanish for Health Professionals Julia Cardona Mack University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2 The history of this project North Carolina’s Hispanic population Explosion 1990-2000 UNC Chapel Hill’s Health programs and community response SALUD Inter-disciplinary team Office of the Provost FIPSE

3 Authors and producers

4 Pre-production pilot

5 Why video?

6 Why DVD?

7 What language?

8 Overall concept Health culture Language

9 The challenges Distance learning “Intermediate” level Practical applications Diversity: variants and registers Language learning as life-long commitment

10 “my plan” Within each unit, the study of language will progress as follows: a. thinking (reading) about a topic b. observing a scene c. expressing understanding, d. recording personal thoughts on specific readings or discussions, e. correcting (repairing) expressions (using material developed in d.), developing control of language through grammar lessons f. self-testing g. exploring further h. creating new material (personalizing, individualizing)

11 4 units 2 parts per unit Language/culture + health/culture Scope and sequence

12 1.nominal phrases; nouns, articles, adjectives; pronouns; order of words in the sentence + verbal phrases; regular verbs in the present tense, contrast between ser and estar, irregular present tense 2.verbs in the present progressive, past participles as adjectives; adverbs, distinction between por and para + verbs in the past; preterite and imperfect, conjunctions 3.gender and number, pronouns, relative clauses + formal and informal commands, conditionals 4.passive voice and impersonal sentences, negative expressions + the present and past subjunctive

13 Language use and language structure Scope and sequence 1.Identifying yourself and others + describing present environment 2.Establishing circumstances of action + telling a story in the past 3.Establishing agent and object + ordering someone to do something 4.Comparing, rejecting, denying + expressing your opinions, feelings; distinguishing subjective elements from facts

14 “Culture” relative to language tasks by unit Scope and sequence 1.Assessing the apparent circumstances of the other speaker + Listening 2.Sense of time and space + Exaggeration and details 3.Hierarchies in the family. Gender relationships + Adult/child relationships. Issues of aging. 4.Ideas on death and dependency + Terms of endearment, insults, shading the facts

15 child health inmunization informed consent differing national standards of health care workplace accidents HIV communicable diseases HEALTH ISSUES accidents poverty social isolation diabetes nutrition immigration wellness alternative health practices diet and exercise gang violence high risk pregnancy domestic violence mental health substance abuse in adolescents patient confidentiality dosage rheumatoid arthirtis social support professional networking

16 discussing informed consent working with children discussing immunizations dealing with HIV treatment issues and prevention giving bad news across language and culture HEALTH TASKS physical exam discussing pain speaking under stress developing rapport home visit building bridges between cultures discussing alternative health practices establishing a climate of trust using "teachable" moments conducting the prenatal intake exam assessing patients' and clients' strengths assessing mental health explaining correct dosage across language and culture working with adolescents maintaining social support at a distance developing respectful provider/patient relationships developing connections with agencies and community organizations focused on Latino health issues

17 Language task: Comparing, rejecting, denying Language in culture: Ideas on death and dependancy Language structures: passive voice and impersonal sentences, negative expressions Health Issues: mental health substance abuse in adolescents patient confidentiality dosage rheumatoid arthirtis Health task: assessing mental health explaining correct dosage across language and culture working with adolescents Content: unit 4a

18 Layout of a unit Base Preparación HISTORIA objetivos Aplicación Repaso prueba examen comprobación 1 2 3 4

19 Preparación objetivos principios vocabulario personajes prueba lengua salud lengua salud 1 más allá

20 Historia repaso EPISODIO 2

21 Repaso drama lengua comprobación 3

22 Aplicación examen b.conversar analizar Lengua:ejercicio a.escuchar en la práctica entrevista 4

23 comprobación vocabulario Layout of a unit Base personajes principios salud lengua HISTORIA objetivos escuchar analizar más allá En la práctica conversar entrevista prueba examen lengua Repaso drama Repaso lengua salud lengua 4 3 2 1

24 Pepper ratings Focus on basic forms Connect words and phases to form meaningful sentences Look at content of the sentence within the context of speech Application of language to a situation.

25 Participants felt the materials & the experience significantly improved their Spanish language & cultural competency. Results of pilot evaluation summer 2003 71% retention rate Participants’ pre- and post-test performance scores improved significantly for nearly all measures.

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