Hello. I’m Molly Martin, MD, the creator of the Medical Spanish Podcast and the Spanish Grammar Review podcast. I also practice medicine as a hospitalist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I created these interactive audio lessons as a fun way to challenge my Spanish-speaking skills and help others learn along with me.
Collaboration with Native Speakers
To ensure the quality and accuracy of these lessons, I collaborate with native Spanish speakers:
- In the above picture, I am working with Javier Mendez, an instructor at San Pedro Spanish School in San Pedro, Guatemala.
- I teamed up with former online Spanish school, LanguageTailor.com in 2010 to work with two of their instructors: Patricia Bustamante de la Garza from Mexico City and Ángel Bahena originally from Cuernavaca, Mexico. Patricia has a degree in Foreign Language Instruction. Ángel got his BA in education and translation in French, Spanish and English. He completed his MA in Language Teaching at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since Language Tailor closed its doors, Ángel now has his own website where he offers Spanish lessons over Skype. You can sign up for lessons at SpanishPRN.com.
- You will also hear Urso Ramirez, who is originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I met Urso through my friend, Sarah Shelton, also featured in some of the lessons. Sarah, like me, is from Minnesota, and has traveled, lived and worked in Latin America.
- Finally, when I first started publishing these audio lessons through the Medical Spanish Podcast in 2007, I teamed up with my friend Maria Bjorklund, MS from Peru. She has her masters in Education and teaches High School Spanish.