This worktext presents situations along with key current medical vocabulary, practical reference information, and medical notes written from a cross-cultural perspective.
- Applied presentation features realistic dialogues, personalized questions, situational role-plays, and realia-based activities that correspond grammatically with those in Basic Spanish.
- Practical, specialized vocabulary includes terms essential for communicating in medical settings, an in-text audio CD, and Un paso más sections that offer additional vocabulary practice and realia-based activities.
- Cultural focus highlights Hispanic customs and traditions relevant to the subject matter of the lesson, in Notas culturales sections.
About the Author
Ana C. Jarvis, a native of Paraguay, was born in Asunción and attended school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside. Presently an instructor of Spanish at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Jarvis has taught at Mesa Community College, the University of California, Riverside, San Bernardino Valley College, Brigham Young University, and Riverside City College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks, she has published several short stories in Spanish and is presently at work on a novel. In 1988 she was honored as "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
Raquel Lebredo was born in Camagüey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in Education. After living in Spain for a period of time, she moved to the United States. Dr Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside. Since then she has taught Spanish at Claremont Graduate School, Crafton Hills College, the University of Redlands, and California Baptist University, and has authored several Spanish textbooks. In 1985 she was honored as "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist University, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award.