Hodge Language Center Open House

World Languages faculty hosted an Open House on Thursday, August 24 in the Hodge Language Center (HLC) to showcase the department’s language partners program and course offerings. Thank you for all who came to enjoy international food and drinks and meet professors and fellow students.

Please be sure to visit the HLC in AA160 during open lab hours for a quiet study space or a place to meet your study group. 

Students and faculty enjoy pupusas and Jarritos soda.

Pictured left to right: Profs. Martha Davis and Bob Olson (Spanish), student and Prof. Yuriko Miller (Japanese)



Spanish for Heritage Speakers Begins September 5 – Register Today

¿Hablas español en casa?
¿Eres bilingüe?
¿Quieres mejorar tu español? 
¿Te quieres preparar para tu carrera? 

SPA 205: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I may be the right course for you! It is designed for students who already have some background in the language. The main objectives for the course are to (re-)familiarize yourself with the written form of the language and to expand on your existing knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures. The course also focuses on reading comprehension, spelling, and key grammatical structures that will help students to strategically construct well-written texts tailored to their needs. Students will explore the past and present of Spanish-speaking societies in order to further enrich their knowledge of this heritage. Non-heritage speakers with the appropriate level are also welcome.

For more information, contact Prof. Martha Davis at mdavis@nvcc.edu

SPA 205: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I (3 cr)
MW 12:30-1:55 p.m.
14-week course begins September 6, 2017
Class ID 19946

Spanish for Health Professionals Course at NOVA

Are you a health professional looking to strengthen your Spanish skills to use on the job? Spanish 163: Spanish for Health Professionals may be the perfect course for you. The course is available online and in a hybrid format (face-to-face and online class meetings) to meet the needs of working professionals and students.

SPA 163 is a 3-credit course designed to introduce individuals in the health sciences professions, such as: doctors, nurses, paramedical personnel, and health care providers with the language and culture skills necessary to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients within a basic context of vocabulary and structures. You will develop correct Spanish pronunciation and an awareness of cultural differences and needs. This course will help you to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients on basic topics related to:

 Greeting and salutations
Personal administrative information
 A patient’s medical history
 Medical services and procedures
 Basic anatomy and physical conditions
 Illnesses
 Emergency services
 Cultural perspectives impacting on health care

You will learn by developing a basic knowledge of Spanish grammar, acquiring conversational skills in topics related to the medical profession, and understanding cultural differences and their impact on the medical profession.

No prior study of Spanish is required.

For more information, consult NOVA’s Schedule of Classes: http://www.nvcc.edu/schedule/index.html