Quote from NomadMomma
I know I probably won't be fluent or anything but for those of you working in Arizona would you consider it worth the time and money?
Si, si, senora. I would love to be bilingual. I know some just by growing up in AZ.
I know some key phrases. I definitely need a translator to do teaching or discharge
instructions - sometimes several times a day.
I have needed translators in rural hospitals, inner city Level 1 trauma centers, and
even upscale suburban hospitals. If you live in AZ it sure doesn't hurt to know Spanish.
In fact, I have seen it in job requirements also.