Beginner-level Conversational Spanish for Social Work

Instructor: Rosita Romero  |  Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; Jun. 4, 11 | $350 | Course Code: SWBCSSW

Interested in being better able to engage with Spanish speaking clients, community members or peers? Learn basic conversational Spanish for human services settings. This twenty hour course is designed for social workers with little to no knowledge of Spanish.

Course Highlights:

  • Learn the numbers zero to ten in Spanish in order to write down a phone number to relay a message.
  • Tell a Spanish speaking person that you will find someone to assist him/her in person.
  • Tell a Spanish speaking person that you will find someone to assist/him her over the phone.
  • Take a message when speaking to a Spanish speaking person over the phone.
  • Give a Spanish speaking person a referral to a Spanish speaking professional over the phone.
  • Greet a Spanish speaking person both in person and over the phone.
  • Learn basic terms for major issues affecting Spanish speaking immigrant families

About the Instructor:

Rosita M. Romero was born in the Dominican Republic and has a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College. Rosita is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Dominican Women’s Development Center. She has considerable experience in the areas of community organizing, advocacy, coalition building, housing, women’s issues, immigration, health, and family matters.

Ms. Romero was profiled as a Hispanic Role Model on WCBS-TV in September, 2003; she was selected by the New York Post as one of the 25 Most Influential Latinos in the City of New York in October 2003; and in February 2004 she was selected by Univision as an unsung heroine in the Dominican Community during Dominican Heritage Month. She has received more than 40 awards for her work. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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*All participants are required to pay a one-time $20 registration fee each semester.