Even if none of your employees speak Spanish, some of your trade contractors probably do. These construction-specific Spanish-language CDs won't make you fluent in Spanish, but they'll help you learn enough of the basic concepts, expressions, and pronunciations to improve jobsite communications, productivity, and safety.

And, unlike books, you can learn from CDs while driving to and from jobs.

Easy-to-Learn Construction Spanish. Hour-long audio course, 2001. $14.95; 866.323.1255 or www.ablemos.com.

Survival Spanish for Construction. Hour-long audio course and workbook, 2001. $19.95; 704.662.9424 or www.speakeasyspanish.com

Workplace Spanish for Home Builders and Contractors. Hour-long audio course and workbook. $34.99; 770.993.4075 or www.workplacespanish.com.