- 0Jun 27, '10 by coleVT10I'm interested in learning Spanish to help with communication at work. Does anyone know the best way to do this? I've heard Rosetta Stone is very good for learning Spanish, but does anyone know if it covers medical terms? What are the other options out there?
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- 0Jun 27, '10 by starmickey03Ive actually heard that the Rosetta Stone thing isnt so good. They say that its good for basics, but actually LEARNING the language is impossible with a Cd-Rom. The Rosetta Stone cant correct you if you pronounce something wrong and Im pretty sure it doesnt cover anything medically related.
It would be best to enroll yourself in an actual class to learn the language. Your local CC could be a good place for this. And depending on where you live (especially somewhere in TX,FL,CA, etc) there could possibly be plenty of language learning programs outside of a college. Good Luck!
- 0Jun 27, '10 by ♪♫ in my ♥If you really want to be proficient with the language, you should take at least two semesters of college-level Spanish (not conversational). To that you should be aggressively seeking out opportunities to converse, read, and listen to the language on a daily basis.
To that, you should add a decent Spanish-English medical dictionary. I really like 978-0-7817-5011-0
If you're looking for something before you can get enrolled in a class, I can recommend the Pimsleur audio system. It's not nearly enough by itself but does help to build your ear for the language.
- 0Aug 1, '11 by SpanishConsultantsIn 9 years of experience teaching Spanish, I have never met anyone who has learned to communicate in Spanish by using Rosetta Stone.If you want to be able to communicate with your Spanish patients I agree with the previous comments. You have to enroll in Spanish classes.Last edit by Elvish on Aug 1, '11 : Reason: advertising
- 0Aug 8, '11 by clow77Try Rocket Spanish! It's a pretty decent online audio Spanish course with some medical spanish. Although I didn't really learn that much medical Spanish from it, it helped me a great deal in learning at least the body parts. I got by with some of my Spanish speaking clients as a CNA fairly well with it.