Language for Special Purposes


Each semester, the CLS offers opportunities for members of the Yale community to study a language for special purposes (LSP). In LSP courses, participants pursue language and culture study in specific disciplines, such as medicine, business, law, or other areas.

Although these courses do not currently translate to course credit, many Yale graduate and professional school students, administrators, staff, and others are nonetheless strongly motivated to pursue such forms of language study to satisfy specific career or professional needs.

Spanish Course Offerings

Spanish for Health Care Professionals is a non-credit 8-week course offered in Spring 2019 by the Yale Center for Language Study.  This course will meet two times a week on Medical Campus.  The course site is located in Canvas.

Classes will begin January 14, 2019, and will conclude by March 6, 2019.  Please note that the Beginning Level 1 course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. and the Intermediate Level 2 course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.  All classes will meet in Room 203, Hope Building, Medical School.

Also, a special optional review/make-up course will be held at the end of each course (normally prior to the administration of the Final Project) which will allow students to make-up one excused absence.

The course fee is $150 (includes a non-refundable registration fee of $75) for students enrolled in a participating Yale Department or Program.  The course fee for students not enrolled at Yale is $200, (includes a non-refundable registration fee of $75) payable to the Yale University prior the start of the first class.

You will be refunded the course fee (minus the non-refundable registration fee of $75) if you drop within the first week (no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019). Should you drop after the first week, you (or your Program/School) will be responsible for the full course fee.

The final component of your registration involves a brief placement test meant to gauge your current abilities and to assist us in placing you in an appropriate course.  The placement test, including a video clip and a brief digital recording component, will ideally take no longer than 20 minutes of your time. Registration is closed.

If you have any questions, please contact us at  If you have any questions for the instructor, please contact David Ortega at

For information, please contact Minjin Hashbat.