English Readiness for Allied Health (for Spanish Speakers)

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Course Info

  • Length Of Study:
    3-6 months (self-paced)
  • Career Level:
    Entry-level course
  • Online Type:
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As an allied health professional, you will use English every day with patients and team members. This course is for Spanish speakers who want to improve their English vocabulary and ability to communicate effectively in a healthcare setting.


  • Personalized course content offers up-to-date, real-world lessons.
  • Ability to study wherever and whenever, with short lessons, or on-the-go with the mobile app.
  • Improve speaking skills with a teacher and learners from around the world.
  • Frequent assessments mean the content is suited specifically to your level.
  • Personalized learning experience tailored to your interests and personal goals.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to allied healthcare
  • Scheduling and billing
  • Medical history
  • Basic nursing skills
  • Examination procedures
  • Medical charts
  • Diagnosis and treatments
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Radiology
  • Social work and mental health
  • Legal and ethical standards
  • Safety and infection control

Length of Study

3-6 months (self-paced)

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of allied healthcare workers.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the healthcare professions by watching healthcare professionals in a range of daily tasks and responsibilities.
  • Understand the day-in-the-life of a healthcare worker by listening to conversations between workers and patients.
  • Enhance your English fluency.

Online Type



Allied health careers

Career Level

Entry-level course

Student Support

Enrollment support and on-going support through Futuro Health Coach.

Student Cost

  • You have the option to join SEIU-UHW's Healthcare Justice Division to receive added benefits. There is a $20 per month fee if interested, waived for current SEIU-UHW members.


Minimum Qualifications

To be eligible to enroll in the English Readiness for Allied Health course, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be computer and internet proficient
  • Have home access to reliable high-speed internet
  • Have a working computer
  • Be willing to commit 3-6 hours per week of study time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Those who reside in California are encouraged to participate

Additional Requirements

  • Taking this course will strengthen your healthcare language skills. Successful completion of this course does not guarantee your admission into a Futuro Health program.