LAPS Lunch Talk Teaches Spanish language to UCSF community

School of Pharmacy

The second Spanish Lunch Talk hosted by the Latino Association of Pharmacy Students (LAPS) was held on Tuesday, November 27, in HSW 303.

Students, staff and employees come to learn a few new Spanish words and practice speaking.

Hypertension, or hipertensión in Spanish, was the topic of the Spanish Lunch Talk. People were divided into small groups in order to make the experience and learning more interactive. In each group, a LAPS member was present to help facilitate or answer any questions.

As a way of highlighting Latino culture, warm and delicious enchiladas from Carmelina’s Taqueria were served during the event. Everyone was engaged and eager to practice and learn Spanish. From beginners to fluent speakers, everyone was learning new medical vocabulary and gaining experience in speaking Spanish.

Over the years, LAPS Spanish Lunch Talks have been attracting more participants and improving. The lunch talks are becoming more engaging and interactive. Jessica Ziegler, a second-year pharmacy student, has been coming to the talks since her first year in pharmacy school.  

“The Spanish Lunch Talks allow us to practice Spanish with our peers in a friendly environment,” said Ziegler. “This is really important when working with future patients.” 

LAPS will continue to host Spanish Lunch Talks. Look out for the next one in the upcoming quarter.