Elementary Medical Spanish (Spanish 125) is designed to introduce the many facets of the Spanish language and cultures for students in going into the healthcare professions. This course is designed to help students start developing the skills necessary to communicate efficiently with Spanish-speaking patients and clients in a medical context. It is a fast-paced, step-by-step course for students with no or very little previous knowledge of Spanish. This course aims to provide the base for all four core language skills - speaking, listening, reading, and writing. In addition, students will start developing situational and cross-cultural competence for communication in Spanish in healthcare settings.