Tactical Spanish for Correctional Officers

Table of Contents

Introduction

1

Unit 1 Spelling Words & Names

2
Vocabulary: Alphabet & Cognates
2
Cognates 
3
Mini-Grammar: Verb To Write
4
Cultural Info: Last names ending in S
4
Check point 
4

Unit 2 Talking to Adults and Children

5
Mini Grammar: Masculine and Feminine Words
5
Cultural Info: Formal and Informal Spanish
6
Vocabulary: Identification documents
8
Spanglish 
9
Check Point 
9

Unit 3 Courtesy

10
Vocabulary: Greetings
10
Cultural Info: Mexican & Border Slang
12
Mini Grammar: Basic Conjugation
12
Check Point 
12

Unit 4 Inmate Information Part I

13
Vocabulary: Asking someone's name
13
Field Arrest Report - Part I 
14
Cultural Info: The Name Game and Nicknames
14
Mini-Grammar: What & Which
15
Check point 
15

Unit 5 Talking to an Inmate

16
Vocabulary: Prepositions
16
Vocabulary: Basic Commands
16
Mini Grammar: Basic Conjugation
17
Cultural Info: The Police
17
Check Point 
18

Unit 6 Inmate Information Part II

19
Vocabulary: Numbers
19
Vocabulary: The time
20
Field Arrest Report - Part II 
21
Cultural Info: Quinceañera
22
Mini-Grammar: Three basic verbs
22
Check Point 
22

Unit 7 Inmate Information Part III

24
Vocabulary: People
24
Vocabulary: Months of the Year
24
Vocabulary: Days of the week
25
Field Arrest Report - Part II 
25
Mini Grammar: Verb To be born
26
Cultural Info: Happy Birthday
26
Check Point 
26

Unit 8 Intake Health Screening

28
Vocabulary: Medical Terms 
28
Vocabulary: Diseases
28
Arrestee's Health History Questions 
29
Mini-Grammar: Combined verbs
30
Cultural Info: Moctezuma's Revenge
30
Check Point 
30

Unit 9 Housing Assessment

31
Vocabulary: Places
31
Vocabulary: Objects
31
Vocabulary: Housing Questions
32
Mini-Grammar: Verb To Like 
32
Cultural Info: Colloquial expressions 
32
Check Point 
32

Unit 10 Strip Search

34
Vocabulary: Parts of the Body
34
Vocabulary: Clothing
34
Strip Search 
34
Mini Grammar: Verb To Be -Temporary & Permanent 
35
Check Point 
36

Unit 11 Victim/ Witness Interrogation

37
Vocabulary: Colors
37
Skin Color 
37
Vocabulary: Features
38
Vocabulary: Sizes
38
Victim & Witness Interrogation 
38
Describing people 
39
Mini Grammar: Applying proper gender 
39
Cultural Info: "Warming up prisoners" 
39
Check point 
39

Unit 12 Release

41
Vocabulary: Release Form 
41
Mini Grammar:  Castillean and LatinAmerican Spanish 
42
Cultural Info: Tehuacanazo 
42
Check point 
42

Unit 13 Asking About Family Background

43
Vocabulary: The Family 
43
Vocabulary: Race 
43
Vocabulary: Nationality 
44
Mini-Grammar: Verb To Live 
44
Cultural Info: Profanities 
44
Cultural Info: Compadres 
45
Check Point 
45

Unit 14 Searching for Weapons

46
Vocabulary: Weapons 
46
Vocabulary: Arrest 
46
Mini Grammar: The future tense 
47
Cultural Info: Slang for Weapons
47
Check Point 
47

Unit 15 Asking Questions for Field Arrest Report/ Booking Sheet

49
Vocabulary: Questions for Field Arrest Report /Booking Sheet
49
Mini Grammar: Compound verbs 
50
Cultural Info: Getting Personal
50
Check Point 
51

Unit 16 Under the Influence

52
Vocabulary: Drugs
52
Vocabulary: Under the influence- questions
52
Mini Grammar: For + ing Verbs
52
Cultural Info: Slang for alcohol related words
52
Check Point 
53

Unit 17 Crime Investigation

54
Vocabulary: Crime related verbs
54
Mini Grammar: Singular and Plural of verbs
54
Cultural Info: Interrogating prisoners
55
Check Point 
56

Unit 18 Obtaining Information About Gangs

57
Vocabulary: Questions about Gangs
57
Mini Grammar: Verb To See
57
Mini Grammar: Verb To Know
57
Culture Note:  Slang for Crime & Punishment
58
Check Point 
58

Unit 19 Rules for Inmates/ Visitors

59

Unit 20 Legal Terms

60
Vocabulary: Crimes
60

EXERCISES

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Unit 1  Spelling Words & Names
61
Unit 2 Talking to Adults and Children
63
Exercise a Masculine and Feminine Words (Definite Article)
63
Exercise b Masculine and Feminine Words (Indefinite Article)
64
Exercise c Masculine and Feminine Words (Plural)
66
Exercise d Formal and Informal Spanish
67
Unit 3 Courtesy
68
Unit 4 Inmate Information Part I
71
Exercise a Asking someone's name
71
Exercise b Field Arrest Report Part I
72
Unit 5 Talking to an Inmate
73
Exercise a Commands/ Prepositions
73
Exercise b Basic Conjugation
75
Unit 6 Inmate Information Part II
76
Exercise a Numbers
76
Exercise b The Time
79
Exercise c Field Arrest Report Part II
80
Unit 7 Inmate Information Part III
81
Exercise a People
81
Exercise b Months and Days
82
Exercise c Asking someone's date of birth
83
Exercise d Field Arrest Report Part III
84
Unit 8 Intake Health Screening
85
Exercise a Medical Terms
85
Exercise b Arrestee's Health Questions
86
Unit 9 Housing Assessment
88
Exercise a Places
88
Exercise b Housing Questions
89
Unit 10 Strip Search
90
Exercise a Body Parts/ Clothing
90
Exercise b Strip Search Phrases and Commands
92
Exercise c Clothing
94
Unit 11 Victim/ Witness Interrogation
95
Exercise a Hair
95
Exercise b Sizes and Features
96
Exercise c Victim and Witness Interrogation
97
Unit 12 Release
97
Unit 13 Asking About Family Background
99
Exercise a Family
99
Exercise b Nationality
101
Exercise c States and Towns in Mexico
103
Exercise d Verb "To Be" (Permanent)
104
Exercise e Verb "To Be" (Past Tense)
106
Unit 14 Searching for Weapons
107
Unit 15 Asking Questions for Field Arrest Report
108
Exercise a Field Arrest Report/ Booking Sheet
108
Exercise b Formal Spanish
110
Unit 16 Under the Influence
111
Unit 17 Crime Investigation
113
Exercise a Crime Scene Phrases
113
Exercise b Crime Related Verbs
115
Unit 18 Obtaining information About Gangs
118
Unit 19 Rules for Inmates
119
Unit 20 Legal Terms
121

ANSWERS

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Unit 1  Spelling Words and Names
123
Unit 2 Talking to Adults and Children
123
Unit 3 Courtesy
124
Unit 4 Inmate Information Part 1
125
Unit 5 Talking to an Inmate
125
Unit 6 Inmate Information Part II
125
Unit 7 Inmate Information Part III
126
Unit 8 Intake Health Screening
127
Unit 9 Housing Assessment
128
Unit 10 Strip Search
129
Unit 11 Victim/ Witness interrogation
130
Unit 12 Release
131
Unit 13 Asking About Family Background
131
Unit 14 Searching for Weapons
133
Unit 15 Asking Questions for Field Arrest Report
134
Unit 16 Under the Influence
135
Unit 17 Crime Investigation
136
Unit 18 Obtaining Information About Gangs
137
Unit 19 Rules for Inmates
137
Unit 20 Legal Terms
138

VOCABULARY

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Alphabet   (Alfabeto) 
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Pronunciation   (Pronunciación) 
139
Time   (La Hora) 
140
Clothing   (Ropa) 
141
Colors   (Colores) 
141
Sizes   (Tamaños ) 
141
Hair   (Pelo) 
141
Jewelry   (Alhajas) 
141
Objects   (Objetos) 
142
Transportation   (Transporte) 
142
Features   (Señas particulares) 
142
Family members 
143
People   (Gente) 
143
Race   (Raza)
143
Nationality   (Nacionalidad) 
144
Places   (Lugares) 
145
Prepositions   (Preposiciones) 
145
Directions   (Direcciones) 
145
Weapons   (Armas) 
146
Arrest   (Arresto) 
146
General commands   (Imperativos Generales) 
146
Field interview/ citation/ booking sheet (formularios) 
147
Parts of the body   (Partes del cuerpo) 
148
Under the Influence   (Bajo la influencia) 
149
Drugs (Drogas) 
149
Diseases   (Enfermedades) 
149
First aid questions   (Preguntas de primeros auxilios) 
150
Crime report questions   (Informe sobre crimen) 
150
Profanities   (Malas palabras) 
152
Danger expressions  (Expresiones de peligro)
153
Legal Terms (Términos Legales)
154
Cognates - Nouns 
155
Cognates - Verbs
159