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McGraw-Hill's Quick and Easy Medical Spanish w/Audio CD

McGraw-Hill's Quick and Easy Medical Spanish w/Audio CD
Author/Publisher: Claudia Kechkian
Emphasis: Medical Spanish
List Price: $19.95

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Learn the Spanish words and phrases critical to your healthcare job in no time flat!

Even if you don't have any Spanish language experience, McGraw-Hillís Quick and Easy Medical Spanish helps you master most of the Spanish vocabulary and grammar basics you need to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. The most accessible guide on the market, this fully integrated, hands-on workbook/audio CD package guides you step-by-step through the four language skills--reading, writing, speaking, and listening--and features a plethora of written and oral exercises, sample dialogs, and role-playing exercises that reinforce learning and instill confidence.

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Master basic medical Spanish so you can give your Spanish-speaking patients the best care possible

As a dedicated medical professional, you know that clear communication is a cornerstone of the healer's art. That's why in an America where nearly one in ten patients speaks Spanish, it is vitally important that every medical professional has at least rudimentary Spanish-language skills. McGraw-Hill's Quick and Easy Medical Spanish makes it easier than ever for you to acquire those skills.

The next best thing to a private tutor, McGraw-Hill's Quick and Easy Medical Spanish combines a hands-on workbook with a fully integrated audio CD tutorial to provide you with a natural, highly efficient way to master all the Spanish vocabulary and grammar you need to do your job. Written by a twenty-year veteran Spanish instructor who teaches at a major university, it coaches you in all four language skills≠≠reading, writing, speaking, and listening≠≠and is ideal for beginners with no prior Spanish language experience, as well as those looking to brush up on their high school or college Spanish.

The most accessible, easy-to-use medical Spanish primer currently available, McGraw-Hill's Quick and Easy Medical Spanish delivers:

  • More than 1,000 key Spanish words and phrases, presented bilingually
  • Real-life dialogs based on common medical situations
  • Written and oral exercises to help you gauge your progress and build mastery
  • Role-playing exercises to reinforce skills and instill confidence
  • An audio CD that walks you step-by-step through all the basics

Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (November 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071459642
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071459648
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review:

    2.7 out of 5 starsSee all reviews†(3 customer reviews)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - review
Well, mine came with a CD and a book. The book starts with the basics and can be used both by those who have no or little background in spanish and also those who want to improve their spanish by increasing their health care related vocabulary. The CD is packed with fast paced dialogue where the narrator hardly takes a breath. I actually liked the "high-school" format where you fill in the blanks since it helps to better memorize the new words etc. Do not have a comparison but I felt the package met my expectations.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars - no audio CD
I selected this product because it was supposed to come with an audio CD. However when I received it from Amazon there was no CD included. When I contacted Amazon, they apologized and said it was no longer available from the distributer (so I'm suprised to still see it advertised with the CD on this site). I ended up ordering it direct from McGraw-Hill (with the CD). This is my first disappointing experience with AMazon, but I'd recommend you save yourself the hassle (and extra shipping) and order it direct from McGraw-Hill.
As for the product itself, it would help to have a pretty good background in Spanish grammar before starting, since it is a bit strangely organized. Overall, it's a good start to learning medical Spanish.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars - Not want I expected
I was looking for a book with phrases and commonly used medical terms, that also included a CD. I flipped through this book after I received it and appeared more like a high school workbook. There were translation exercises. I'm an ER nurse and writing spanish is not what I really need. Consider carefully what you need before purchasing. I am returning it and buying "On Target: Spanish for Healthcare Providers". Hopefully this one will be better.


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