Now in its fourth edition, this widely used textbook is designed for students or professionals in medical fields who have little or no formal background in Spanish. Using online videos, readings, exercises, and activities such as role play and improvisation, it introduces the grammar structures and specialized medical vocabulary and colloquial terms that nurses, doctors, dentists, and allied health professionals need to communicate effectively with the growing Spanish-speaking population. In addition, rich cultural notes explain Latino customs and communication styles.
NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION:Embellished full-color design with 174 illustrations and 275 classroom activitiesExpanded lexicon, condensed grammar, and more target-language contentAudio program that can be accessed via QR codes in the textA companion Web site with video program, self-correcting quizzes, downloadable graphics, and classroom activity sheets
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 14 mm
"What makes this book stand out is the fact that the authors are themselves medical interpreters and the book has been tested in classrooms. . . . [The book] consistently adheres to the principles of communicative language teaching, which focus on the functional language and its appropriate use in context. . . . The choice of topics is excellent, and the cultural notes show a particular sensitivity toward the Latino population."-Pilar Marce,Modern Language Journal
"This book is original and based on a sound knowledge of the Spanish language. The exercises are practical and enjoyable, engaging students in typical situations that might occur in clinic or hospital settings."-Anthony LaBruzza, Yale Medical School and Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center
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