I'm at a hospital that sees a pretty good percentage of Arabic-speaking patients, and I'd like to start learning some basic Arabic to be able to communicate. To that end, I'm hoping some of you can give me a few pointers:
* Where should I look for classes, and/or whose learning materials (books, audio, etc) should I use?
* Does anyone's class specifically cover medical Arabic?
* How about Chaldean dialect? Is it worth learning, and are there classes? (I ask because we got burned by that in my CVSICU preceptorship - a heart patient who only spoke that one dialect, with whom the Arabic-speaking cardiologist was unable to communicate, and for which AT&T had no translator. We were completely dependent on the family to translate. It didn't end well.)
Thanks in advance for your assistance!