What is the CanopyLearn Medical Spanish online course?

CanopyLearn Medical Spanish is a 45-hour, self-paced online course that focuses on building Spanish language skills to address gaps in language access, build rapport with Spanish-speaking patients, and improve patient satisfaction. 

With 41 million Spanish speakers in the U.S., the goal of the CanopyLearn medical Spanish online course is to foster current and future generations of healthcare providers who can communicate with and serve the growing population of Spanish-speaking patients. The research and development of CanopyLearn medical Spanish courses has been supported by multi-year grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The CanopyLearn medical Spanish course is hosted on Canopy's proprietary eLearning platform and is completely self-paced. The 3-level course includes a robust 45-hour curriculum that covers medical terms, Spanish grammar, pronunciation, cultural competency, reading, listening, and speaking.

CanopyLearn was created exclusively for the healthcare context and includes an medical drama telenovela called El Puente del Destino to build listening comprehension and vocabulary. Designed to fit into busy schedules, each lesson is subdivided into 10-15 minute modules that can be completed on a mobile phone or any device with an internet connection.

Because it's designed to build confidence when speaking with patients, the course emphasizes speaking skills through audio-enabled role play exercises that let you record yourself and play back your own speech as part of a dialogue with a patient. It incorporates a large variety of interactive activities such as patient-provider role-play exercises and vocabulary flashcards. 

Upon completion of each level, you will get a Certificate of Completion accessible through your Canopy dashboard on the login page. The course is also eligible for Continuing Education credits for nurses, physicians, and physician assistants.