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Spanish for Correctional Officers

Session 18 - Rules for Inmates/ Visitors

Objective

To be able to explain basic prison rules to Inmates and Visitors

Topics

Materials

Techniques

    • Display your 3 adults on the board
    • Show your students a picture or a sign of a restroom
    • Have them do 3 repetitions with the complete instruction:
    • Señor/ señora /señorita
    • Puede usar el baño
    • Puede usar el teléfono público
    • Have them say the 3 repetitions in the negative:
    • Señor/ señora /señorita
    • No puede usar …..
    • Take the bottle of medicine and shake it
    • Have them do 3 repetitions with the complete instruction:
    • Señor/ señora /señorita
    • Tiene que tomar su medicina
    • Have them use their hands, while repeating:  3 veces por dia
    • Show them a paper bag from McDonalds - or any other well known fast food chain - with some napkins inside so it looks like “real foodl”
    • Display a picture of a cell
    • Have them repeat: comida en su celda
    • Have them do 3 repetitions with the complete instruction:
    • Señor/ señora /señorita
    • No se permite comida en su celda

Movies

American Me
Blood In, Blood Out
My family
La Bamba

Colloquial Expressions

Others words used for jail: el bote, el tambo (Mexico), la cana (Peru, Argentina)
Go  to the bathroom ( hacer del baño )
Urinate (hacer pipí) (hacer del uno )
Defecate (hacer popó) (hacer del dos)

Homework

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Listen to Unit 19 - Rules for Inmates/ Visitors
Read the Transcript for Unit 19
Complete the exercises for Unit 19

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