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Speak Spanish With Your Patients/Clients

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NOW THERE'S A SPANISH COURSE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY WITH DIETITIANS IN MIND THAT WILL HELP YOU:

• Improve patient comfort and satisfaction

• Gather and convey basic nutrition information

• Inform and advise on basic procedures

• Utilize nutrition-specific Spanish vocabulary and comprehension in order to more effectively counsel and communicate with patients

• Make a personal connection with patients and their families

SO WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

• Completely Online - No CDs or programs to install

• Earn CPE’s while you learn - this course is prior approved for 12 CPEUs from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

• Requires only a few minutes a day

•No previous Spanish language knowledge necessary

• Written, printable notes for each module

• Features interactive activities in each topic to enhance your learning



Your Instructor


Ilene Cohen & Alenka Ravnik-List
Ilene Cohen & Alenka Ravnik-List

Ilene Cohen, MS, RDN, CDE, C-IAYT & Alenka Ravnik-List, MS, RDN, CDE are excited to be your instructors for this course.


Ilene Cohen, MS, RDN, CDE, C-IAYT

Ilene is a NYC-based, nationally recognized Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, and IAYT-certified yoga therapist. A NYSAND media spokesperson, Ilene is a sought-after presenter of CPE webinars, speaking engagements at local and national conferences, and has been featured on radio, local television and in publications including Self Magazine and Yoga Journal.

Throughout the years, Ilene has provided medical nutrition therapy, education classes, and insulin pump trainings in Spanish to Spanish speaking patients across the lifecycle. Ilene has used her fluency in spoken and written Spanish to communicate with over 85% of her patient population in various hospitals, clinics, and diabetes centers in the New York City area, and continues to expand her private practice to reach Spanish speaking clients in need of her services. Ilene also worked for over two years in a pediatric outpatient clinic and two school based health clinics, providing MNT and weight management counseling to Spanish speaking children, teens and their parents.

As a Certified Spanish tutor, Ilene drew upon her experience tutoring Spanish to develop a Continuing Professional Education courses and a webinar series designed especially for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. To date, Ilene has presented various webinars and live presentations on Spanish for RDNs and is excited to bring this topic to dietitians across the country in interactive formats. Ilene is passionate about sharing her Spanish teaching skills with nutrition professionals in all practice settings who want to learn the language to improve communication with their patients and clients, while increasing their professional skills development, career enhancement and marketability in the workforce.

Alenka Ravnik-List, MS, RDN, CDE

Alenka is a multilingual Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator, committed to improving the quality of life of others by sharing her knowledge and expertise.
She was born in Argentina, where she did her educational training at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and obtained her Bachelor in dietetics and Master’s in Nutrition.

She later moved to New York City, where she became a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator and has worked in New York City for the past 17 years, primarily at Mount Sinai Hospital where she served as a Diabetes Program Coordinator.
Alenka also has extensive experience in the corporate arena. She has worked as a Field-based Clinical Educator representing the AstraZeneca Steady Start Educator Network. She has help initiate patients on injectable therapy, and provided ongoing support to build patient confidence and retention on prescribed therapy.
Alenka has contributed nutrition articles to various newsletters, lectured to medical professionals and patients, and been interviewed as a nutrition expert by television and newspaper journalists.

As a non-native English speaker, Alenka knows first hand the challenges of learning a new language, but most importantly, the benefits that speaking a new language can provide. She is very passionate about helping dietitians to better communicate with their Latino patients, both through language and addressing the customs and the culture.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

QUESTION: I HAVE NEVER STUDIED SPANISH BEFORE. IS IT OK TO ENROLL IN THE COURSE WITHOUT A KNOWLEDGE OF BASIC SPANISH?

ANSWER: Yes! Our course is designed for beginner level students, and we will start from the very beginning with vocabulary and phrases so you don’t need to come with any prior knowledge of the language.

QUESTION: WILL I ATTAIN A CERTAIN LEVEL OF FLUENCY THROUGH TAKING THIS ENTIRE COURSE?

ANSWER: Yes, to a degree. While you may not be completely fluent in terms of everyday conversation right after taking this level 1 course, you will be able to fluently communicate within the topics covered in the course. For example, you will be able to conduct a basic 24-hour food recall and know what questions to ask and do it in such a way that your client will understand you. We have designed the course to provide feedback and track your progress with our interactive quizzes. Once you complete these, you’ll have the confidence to move on to the next module.

QUESTION: WILL THIS COURSE INVOLVE HOMEWORK?

We have designed this course to help you study the language smarter, not harder. Your only homework will be to watch the course, practice with the modules and take the interactive quizzes.

QUESTION: HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I EXPECT TO SPEND STUDYING?

We recommend that you study in practical ways, for example, when you have patients who are Spanish speaking, start using the course material. Of course you are welcome to repeat modules and re-listen/watch -- in fact, the course will be even more beneficial to do so. while there is no specific time we recommend to take the course, we can suggest at least 10-15 minutes every day or every other day for retention. So, even listening to one module a day can work within most schedules.



QUESTION: I HAVE NEVER STUDIED SPANISH BEFORE. IS IT OK TO ENROLL IN THE COURSE WITHOUT A KNOWLEDGE OF BASIC SPANISH?

Class Curriculum


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