Instructor Guide
Spanish for Law Enforcement Officers

Table of Contents

Introduction

1
Intended audience
1
Background
1
Prerequisites for the instructor
1
The approach
1
Techniques to present Formal and Informal Spanish
2
Using gestures to present Formal and Informal Spanish
3
FIYM Technique to teach verbs
3
Domestic violence verbs
4
Cultural Awareness
4
Encouragement
4
Additional materials
5
Assessing progress during the course
7
End of course evaluations
7

Session 1 – Introduction and Spanish Basics

9
Objective
9
Topics
9
Materials
9
Techniques
9
Movies
11
Colloquial Expressions:
11
Homework
11

Session 2 – Courtesy

12
Objective
12
Topics
12
Materials
12
Techniques
12
Movies
12
Colloquial Expressions:
12
Homework
12

Session 3 and 4 – Name Game / Field Interview Questions - I

13
Objective
13
Topics
13
Materials
13
Techniques
13
Movies
13
Colloquial Expressions:
13
Homework
13

Session 5 – Traffic Stop

14
Objective
14
Topics
14
Materials
14
Techniques
14
Movies
14
Colloquial Expressions
14
Homework
14

Session 6 – Numbers

15
Objective
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Topics
15
Materials
15
Techniques
15
Movies
15
Colloquial Expressions
15
Homework
16

Session 7 and 8 – People

17
Objective
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Topics
17
Materials
17
Techniques
17
Movies
17
Colloquial Expressions:
17
Homework
18

Session 9  - Giving directions

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Objective
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Topics
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Materials
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Techniques
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Movies
19
Colloquial Expressions
19
Homework
19

Session 10 – Handling traffic accidents

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Objective
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Topics
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Materials
20
Techniques
20
Movie
21
Colloquial Expressions
21
Homework
21

Session 11 – Asking about Family background

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Objective
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Topics
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Materials
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Techniques
22
Movie
23
Colloquial Expressions
23
Homework
23

Session 12 – Searching for weapons & drugs

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Objective
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Topics
24
Materials
24
Techniques
24
Movie
25
Colloquial Expressions
25
Homework
25

Session 13 – Questions for Field Interview II / Citation/ Booking Sheet

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Objective
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Topics
26
Materials
26
Techniques
26
Movie
27
Colloquial Expressions
27
Homework
27

Session 14 – Conducting a sobriety test

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Objective
28
Topics
28
Materials
28
Techniques
28
Movie
28
Colloquial Expressions
29
Homework
29

Session 15 – Handling a domestic violence situation

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Objective
30
Topics
30
Materials
30
Techniques
30
Movie
30
Colloquial Expressions
30
Homework
31

Session 16 – Establishing the circumstances of a crime

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Objective
32
Topics
32
Materials
32
Techniques
32
Movies
33
Colloquial Expressions
33
Homework
33

Session 17 – Obtaining information about gangs

34
Objective
34
Topics
34
Materials
34
Techniques
34
Movies
34
Colloquial Expressions
34
Homework
34

Recipes

35
Tinga Poblana
35
Pineapple Dessert
36
Paste
37