Spanish for the Green Industry

Spanish for the Green Industry

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This effective training program uses a workbook, flash cards, and an audio cassette tape to teach users how to speak basic Spanish in order to communicate with co-workers. The user will learn industry-specific vocabulary necessary to carry out work-related tasks. Industry-specific English has never been so easy to learn! Topics include maintenance, construction, irrigation, safety, and information pertaining to commercial and residential sites. For workers in site maintenance, landscaping, irrigation, and construction who need to communicate with their co-workers in Spanish.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 15.24mm | 521.63g
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 013048041X
  • 9780130480415

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Spanish for the Green Industry will help the user become a more confident, effective and productive supervisor of Latino employees. The information in this text will empower the user with the communication and cross-cultural leadership skills necessary to work together as a team and to be successful.

Features of this basic, practical text include: Anglo and Latino cultural explanations Interpersonal, team-building tips Industry-specific vocabulary and pictures Short, basic review exercises Crossword puzzles Common dialogues Role play/Oral exercises Audio tape cassette/pronunciation guide Spanish-English/English-Spanish dictionaries
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About Jennifer M Thomas

Jennifer Thomas first noticed the need for Green Industry managers to learn Spanish when she was playing golf and speaking Spanish with a Latino employee at a golf club near Chicago. The employee lamented, "'Rapido!' That's the only Spanish word my boss knows! That's all he ever says!" They discussed how not knowing one another's language caused them to lose ten to fifteen minutes an hour in productivity trying to explain a task using just body language. The lack of communication had caused misunderstandings, mistakes, and rework.

Shortly after, Ms. Thomas developed and wrote Spanish for the Green Industry and English for the Green Industry. She is a regular presenter at Green Industry educational conferences, businesses and University Extension offices.

Her unique training methods and customized courses stem from her extensive educational background and experiences living and working in Mexico, Spain, and South America as well as teaching high school Spanish for many years. Ms. Thomas holds a Master's degree in International Management from the American Graduate School for International Management.

As a former tennis teaching professional and junior golf instructor, Ms. Thomas has much experience training, coaching, and motivating all walks of life. She lives in Evanston, Illinois and spends her summers in Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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