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UCI Division of Continuing Education Introduces Phase II of Spanish For Health Care Professionals Course

Course Tailored to Provide Next Level of Language Development For Business & Healthcare Professionals

IRVINE, Calif. – October 29, 2013 – University of California, Irvine Extension announced today the availability of phase two of the “Spanish for Healthcare Professionals” series. The course, “Spanish for Healthcare II,” is available from Nov. 7 to Dec. 12 and offers in-depth vocabulary, grammar, expressions, and culture insight and suggestions for participants that have a basic understanding of the language. Geared towards busy working professionals, the instruction is “real-life” and taught in an atmosphere that promotes rapid language acquisition.

“We hope by offering a course with applied Spanish for the medical workplace, we are able to help healthcare professionals better communicate with those whose native language is Spanish,” said Melanie Mitchell, director of management, marketing and business at UC Irvine Extension. “With course instructor William Harvey’s proven ability to quickly teach participants the ability to grasp the Spanish language, participants will successfully master the skill and utilize it at their workplace in no time.”

The course will emphasize verbal communication as well as specialized career related terminology to administer commands, explanations, ask important questions, and express clear and concise messages in a meaningful way. With a focus on the healthcare industry, the “Spanish for Healthcare Professionals” course is tailored to the needs of all health care personnel, with ready-to-use handouts, role-play scenarios and individualized mentoring.

Course instructor Harvey is a nationally recognized teacher, author and motivational speaker. He is the founder and president of Language Services Institute, Inc., a successful on-site language school. A 30-year veteran of teaching Spanish and ESL, Harvey is also the author of several books, has appeared in numerous healthcare webinars, and currently teaches Spanish at a variety of healthcare facilities throughout Orange County, Calif.

The course will take place on the UC Irvine campus, with registration now open. To enroll or for more information about the course, visit or call (949) 824-5414.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit