Bonjour Hola Oh La La DPT Language Club
The Rutgers University School of Health Professions (SHP) Bonjour Hola Oh la la organization aims to empower Physical Therapy students and faculty to effectively communicate towards non-English speaking communities they serve. This club is distinctly different from other organizations as it utilizes language as the primary tool that addresses the needs of physical therapists in serving patients and society.
This helps promote professional and personal growth of Rutgers University and its students through exposure to different languages, cultures and ways of life as part of their training and development towards their future careers. Studies show that exposure to multiple languages increases intelligence, memory and concentration all of which can lead to greater academic and professional achievements. Our activities include peer to peer teaching experiences in a casual environment in which students can learn, discuss and participate in group presentations and lessons throughout the academic year.
From Left to Right:
Alpit Patel – Secretary
Melissa Merino – Vice- President
Maya Letourneau – President
Isabella Flores – Social media
Shivani Vyas – Treasurer
Right to left
Angel Torres – Social media
Mary Toth – Treasurer
Emmanuelle Arabian – President and Founder
Dora Csogor – Secretary
Kara McMahon – Vice- President
Judith E Deutsch, PT, PHD, Professor and Director for Rivers Lab, Dept of Rehab & Movement Science
The Bonjour, Hola, oh la la student organization meets regularly to discuss common words and phrases needed by therapists to communicate with patients. See some examples below.
Introduction – Good morning. How are you? What’s your name?
¿Buenos días, como estas? ¿Cómo te llamas?
Tell me what happened? What brings you to PT?
¿Dígame que le pasó? ¿Qué le trae a la terapia?
Ok. When did the pain start?
Está bien. ¿Cuándo comenzó a tener dolor?
Where is the pain?
¿Dónde tienes dolor?
Describe your pain. Sharp, burning, deep?
Describa su dolor
Sharp – agudo
Deep – Profundo
Coming in September
Emmanuelle Arabian: email@example.com
Maya Letourneau: firstname.lastname@example.org