Rory Foster

Rory is passionate about the Spanish language, an expert instructor, and specifically energized by the practical use of language in industry & community settings.

Family medical history in Spanish

How to take a family medical history in Spanish

How to take a Family Medical History in Spanish with a few simple verbs, family relationship vocabulary and common family medical conditions vocabulary in Spanish. You can get a meaningful family medical history from your Spanish-only patients while you keep the grammar simple. These essential questions and command of family terminology in Spanish will help …

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Signs and symptoms of diabetes in Spanish

How to Discuss Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes in Spanish

Diabetes is obviously a common topic in the clinic, but how do your conversations go in Spanish? Do you ever wonder what is the best way to say things like “unexplained weight loss”, “numbness and tingling” , “sugary drinks” in Spanish? In today’s lesson you’ll learn diabetes terminology in Spanish and how to ask a …

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My Medical Spanish Class is Over – Now What

My Medical Spanish Class is Over – Now What?

4 Practical ways to study medical Spanish and keep your Spanish proficiency moving forward between classes: Finishing up your medical Spanish class is always met with mixed emotions. You’re happy with the progress you made during class, but you’re also glad to add some extra down-time back to your busy schedule. Your biggest concern, however, is about letting your …

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Discussing Signs and Symptoms in Spanish

Talking through Signs and Symptoms in Spanish with your patients

This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on talking through the different signs and symptoms in Spanish your patient could have when they see you in the clinic. In this lesson you will learn about: Two important Spanish verbs you need to learn in order to talk about signs and symptoms in Spanish. Useful questions and common …

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OPQRST in Spanish – Questions to understand the history of the problem – HPI in Spanish

  OPQRST is a great acronym for understanding the history of the problem – but it requires some special vocabulary and grammar to take an HPI in Spanish. Learn how to collect important history information and conduct an HPI in Spanish like: Onset, Location, Duration, Aggravating factors, Relieving factors, Treatments, & Severity. As we all …

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Spanish Immersion Dinner in Costa Rica

Winter 2022 Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica

Winter 2022 Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica: We’re back on Spanish immersion in Costa Rica this winter with a wonderful group of travelers. There are a handful of working professionals and retirees on our Adult Spanish Immersion Trip, a group of healthcare workers on the Medical Spanish Immersion Trip, and a family of 5 doing …

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How to give the Physical Exam in Spanish

33 Verbs & Useful Phrases for the Physical Exam in Spanish

In today’s Medical Spanish lesson, you will learn how to talk through the physical exam in Spanish. Specifically, you’ll learn how to: Inform your patient about what you need to do or what you are going to do. Use these 33 Verbs & Useful Phrases and “usted” commands for the Physical Exam in Spanish Subscribe …

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PHQ9 GAD7 Screening for depression and anxiety in Spanish

PHQ 9 and GAD 7 for depression and anxiety screenings in Spanish

Screening for depression and anxiety with the PHQ-9 and GAD-7 in Spanish. Do you ever use the PHQ-9 or GAD-7 to screen your patients for depression and anxiety? If you do, review this free medical Spanish lesson out to learn: The Spanish words for the symptoms of depression that the PHQ-9 refers to Spanish words …

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Words that describe injuries and wounds in Spanish

Verbs, Nouns & Adjectives that Describe Injuries in Spanish

If you’re like most of my students, you probably get the idea when you hear “dolor” and “duele”; your patients are referring to pain. But are you confident you can use them correctly when you’re talking about pain? Same goes for “hinchado” and “hinchazón”; you know that they’re describing swelling, but is it clear when …

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HEENT Exam in Spanish

Head Eyes Ears Nose & Throat Exam (HEENT) in Spanish

This medical Spanish lesson focuses on talking through the Head Eyes Ears Nose & Throat exam in Spanish, also known as HEENT in Spanish. We use the command tense (imperative) and detail all the right vocabulary to help your Spanish-speaking patients understand what you’re doing and basic results. The HEENT exam focuses on a portion …

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Contraception in Spanish

Discussing Contraception Options in Spanish

When you talk about contraception in Spanish, you generally cover a handful of subtopics: cost, effectiveness, any STI protections, OTC vs prescriptions, etc. So in this free medical Spanish lesson, you will learn how to discuss various aspects of contraception, including: Efficacy of preventing pregnancies How long a particular method lasts and/or how long you …

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High blood pressure and hypertension in Spanish

High Blood Pressure and Hypertension conversations in Spanish

Learn how to explain high blood pressure and have hypertension conversations in Spanish: Presión alta e hipertensión. Here is the High Blood Pressure and Hypertension conversations in Spanish that I taught to the Facebook group: Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see all of our lessons and get the latest videos right away! Download the video notes to …

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Prenatal education in Spanish.

Brief Prenatal Education Review in Spanish

For this week’s topic: Prenatal Education Review in Spanish, I thought I’d share some activities, vocabulary, and simple instructions that a group of OB/GYN residents came up with during our recent Spanish session this past Friday. In this lesson we: Reviewed Gynecology vocabulary and OB vocabulary. Reviewed how to give simple instructions and Usted commands …

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Medical Spanish Memory Tricks

20 Medical Spanish Words and Memory Tricks to remember them

This Medical Spanish lesson focuses on 20 Medical Spanish Word Associations that make it easier to remember and use them with your Spanish speaking patients. Here is the 20 Medical Spanish Word Associations lesson I taught to the Facebook group: 1. Cintura Cintura  is the waistline or lower back – the part of the human body …

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Adult Spanish Immersion Trip in Costa Rica

Summer 2021 Adult Spanish Immersion trip in Costa Rica

Summer 2021 Adult Spanish Immersion trip in Costa Rica: We all know that Spanish immersion is the best way for adults to learn Spanish. It’s intensive and the nature of taking time off work and traveling abroad eliminates your day-to-day distractions and obstacles to improving your Spanish. We weren’t sure if we would be able …

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Discussing physical activity in Spanish

Discussing physical activity in Spanish

Exercise and physical activity are an essential component of any diet and lifestyle conversation with patients. So how do you discuss physical activity in Spanish? In this medical Spanish lesson, you will learn how to: Explain the benefits of physical activity Explain the risks of not getting enough physical activity Give physical activity suggestions for …

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Healthy cooking and eating in Spanish

Suggestions for healthy cooking and eating in Spanish

This video viernes lesson teaches you some simple structures in Spanish to give suggestions for healthy cooking and healthy eating in Spanish. In this medical Spanish lesson, you will learn: Some simple sentence starters in Spanish Some easy recommendation phrases A boatload of verbs in Spanish that we use when talking about cooking and eating. …

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Medication Adherence and follow up conversations in Spanish

Medication adherence and follow up conversations in Spanish

In this medical Spanish lesson you’ll learn 7 great questions to give you insight into how closely your patients are adhering to their treatment plan. For each question, we also share some follow-up questions and suggestions for your patients. The 7 questions suggested by the AAFP to know how closely they’re adhering to their treatment …

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Spanish Immersion trip -Join the High School Spanish Immersion Info Meeting

Spanish Immersion Programs in Costa Rica for Adults are back!

An exciting message from Leslie & Rory about summer 2021 Spanish Immersion programs in Costa Rica: 4 Adult Spanish immersion programs in Costa Rica this summer Program Dates 1wk Spanish Immersion Programs: 6/26/21 – 7/3/21 7/3/21 – 7/10/21 7/10/21 – 7/17/21 7/17/21 – 7/24/21 2wk Spanish Immersion Programs: 6/26/21 – 7/10/21 7/3/21 – 7/17/21 7/10/21 …

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Top 10 Prescription Medications in Spanish

Discussing Medication Forms and Dosing Frequencies in Spanish

In this free medical Spanish video viernes lesson, you’ll learn how to give clear medication instructions in Spanish. You’ll learn common forms of medications (pills, tablets, creams, injections, etc) and useful dosing frequencies like: # of times a day, at specific hours, when needed, etc. Medication Forms in Spanish: El elixir = elixir El jarabe …

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Simple Medication Instructions in Spanish

Medical Spanish Series: Medication Instructions in Spanish

Here is how you can form simple medication instructions in Spanish: Starter phrase Medication use Medication form Timing phrase Hay que…Tiene que…Necesita…Es importante…Debe…Puede…Favor de… AplicarDarleDarseInyectarleInyectarsePonerTomarUsar El inhaladorEl jarabeEl medicamentoEl parcheLa cremaLa pastillaLa tableta Antes de…Después de…En la mañanaEn la tardeEn la nocheTodos los díasTres veces al díaUna vez al día Some easy medication instruction examples: …

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Discussing Cancer Screenings in Spanish

How to Discuss Cancer Screenings in Spanish

In today’s video viernes lesson, you will learn how to talk about cancer screenings in Spanish. Specifically, here is what today’s lesson covers: Cancer screening vocabulary in Spanish How to discuss the idea and importance of screenings in general Breast cancer screenings in Spanish Cervical cancer screenings in Spanish Colon cancer screenings in Spanish Lung …

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Upper respiratory infections in Spanish

Upper Respiratory Infections in Spanish

In this free Medical Spanish lesson you will learn how to talk about upper respiratory infections in Spanish: Infecciones de las vías respiratorias superiores. We will be talking about: Respiratory symptoms / Síntomas respiratorios Related Anatomy / Anatomía relacionada Examination and analysis / Exámenes y análisis Questions to rule out causes / Preguntas para descartar …

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Por vs. Para Spanish Grammar Lesson and Por and Para teacher lesson guide

Understanding Por vs. Para in Spanish and When to Use Them

If you’ve ever had trouble saying “for” in Spanish, you’re not alone! Although POR and PARA in Spanish may both be translated as for in English, they cannot be used interchangeably in Spanish. IN THE FREE POR VS. PARA SPANISH GRAMMAR LESSON DOWNLOAD YOU WILL ¡APRENDER! Learn the difference in uses between the Spanish prepositions POR and …

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At Home Learning & Working through COVID-19 School Closures and Stay at Home Orders

Working at home and At Home Schooling through COVID-19 School Closures and Stay at home orders

Home Schooling through COVID-19: Stuck at home trying to figure out how to work productively and support your kids’ learning at home? In this video Rory & Leslie Foster share some tips from their 19 years of working from home to help you stay productive, healthy & sane :). We also interview 2 amazing home …

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