Quick Spanish For Emergency Responders
More and more everday, police, fire, and all emergency responders are being called upon to respond to emergency situations where the people who need help speak Spanish - and in some cases only speak Spanish. In order to prepare these emergency responders for this situation, McGraw Hill has developed Quick Spanish For Emergency Responders. This is the Spanish instructional course just for police, firefighters, parametics, and any other emergency responders who need to be prepared to help someone who only speaks Spanish.
The book and CD audio disk have words and phrases that are useful for routine responses as well as emergency situations. The book begins with a quick lesson on the Spanish alphabet and pronunciation. Then goes on to teach Spanish for important situations, such as medical emergency, car accident, fire, childbirth, and flooding emergencies. There are also sections on slang, street Spanish, and false cognate words.
The audio CD is great for learning Spanish pronunciation as you drive your vehicle or do anything else. The book gives you explanation, tips, and the spelling of the key emergency responder words and phrases. One nice feature of the book is that in addition to giving you the English and Spanish spellings of all the words and phrases, you also get a phonetic spelling of the Spanish word to help you with pronunciation.
All through the book there are alerts called 'watch out' for when there are tricky parts to the Spanish language when there's a possiblity you might be misunderstood. With these tips you get the information you need to be effective in your Spanish communication - especially in life and death situations where there's no room for misunderstanding.
The course was developed through consultation with actual Emergency Responders on duty in the state of California. Native Spanish speakers record the Spanish audio so you know the precise accent used in the words and phrases.
Listing of the package contents:
- Basic Spanish Vocabulary
- Emergency Responder Vocabulary
- Commands and Key Questions and Statements
- Emergency Responder Scenarios
- Culture and Survival Tips
- Quick Reference
Comments and Features
- Suggested retail price is $11.95 USD
- You get more than 2,000 useful words and phrases.
- Actual bilingual dialogs based on real world situations.
- Tips and information on working with the Spanish-speaking culture.
- Includes a 60 minute Audio CD
- Includes a 258 page book.