Language Training

Miami has a culturally diverse population and allows for various opportunities to learn new cultures and languages for those who are interested. Our program supports motivated residents who want to learn new languages.

Entering residents have the opportunity to participate in a 5-day Spanish language course run by faculty from UM’s Intensive Language Institute. This course is usually offered 1 week before orientation and is free of charge. Participants will be tested (free, online Spanish test) and placed into their appropriate level of Spanish (up to 3 levels).

The hospital also offers a 10-week introductory Haitian Creole class available to all house staff.  Further opportunities to advance Haitian Creole fluency are available within the local community and in Haiti.