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Train the Trainer enables a bilingual Spanish speaker to teach our Classroom Learning. PSLT will certify you to teach this course and assist you to tailor the course to your students’ needs.

Police Officers

$ 1700
  • Includes:
  • Sample class schedules, homework assignments, guidance on evaluating students’ mastery of material
  • Access to download section of our website for Powerpoint presentations we use for each unit of the course
  • Receive PSLT certification to teach the course
  • One copy of the student materials ("Tactical Spanish for Law Enforcement Officers" course - Classic Format)
  • One copy of "Tactical Spanish Slang and Profanities" course - Classic Format

Firefighters & EMS

$ 1700
  • Includes:
  • Sample class schedules, homework assignments, guidance on evaluating students’ mastery of material
  • Access to download section of our website for Powerpoint presentations we use for each unit of the course
  • Receive PSLT certification to teach the course
  • One copy of the student materials ("Tactical Spanish for Firefighters & EMS" course - Classic Format)

Correctional Officers

$ 1700
  • Includes:
  • Sample class schedules, homework assignments, guidance on evaluating students’ mastery of material
  • Access to download section of our website for Powerpoint presentations we use for each unit of the course
  • Receive PSLT certification to teach the course
  • One copy of the student materials ("Tactical Spanish for Correctional Officers" course - Classic Format)
  • One copy of "Tactical Spanish Slang and Profanities" course - Classic Format
Session 1:
Introduction and Spanish Basics
Session 2:
Courtesy
Session 3 and 4:
Name Game / Field Interview Questions – I
Session 5:
Traffic Stop
Session 6:
Numbers
Session 7 and 8:
People
Session 9:
Giving Directions
Session 10:
Handling Traffic Accident
Session 11:
Asking About Family Background
Session 12:
Searching for
Weapons & Drugs
Session 13:
Questions for Field Interview II / Citation/ Booking Sheet
Session 14:
Conducting a Sobriety Test
Session 15:
Handling a Domestic Violence Situation
Session 16:
Establishing the Circumstances of a Crime
Session 17:
Obtaining Information About Gangs

Instructor Guide for Police Officers

Objective

To be able to ask basic questions during a routine traffic stop.

Topics

  • Commands and Questions
  • Basic verbs for Traffic Stop

Materials

  • Flash cards (8×11) of commands, verbs for Traffic Stop
  • Pictures of a traffic signal showing a red light, no “u turn”, “no left turn” , a speed limit sign, a stop sign.
  • Cover a flashlight with red wrapping paper as your “Traffic light”

Techniques

Present basic Traffic vocabulary

Start with one word : luz – make sure you show your “Traffic light”
Then two words: for example: luz roja, vuelta illegal.

Then three words: vuelta en u
Then four words or more: una vuelta en u, una vuelta illegal, a 80 millas por hora, etc.

Using your hands to communicate, present commands and verbs in Formal Spanish

Have the students add the correct title: Seňor, Espere; Seňora Espere; Seňorita, Espere

Have the students add some extra words: Espere en el carro por favor

Present commands and verbs in Informal Spanish which will be used with teenagers (15 to 21 years old)

Movies

Amores Perrros – section: Driver speeding and running a red light

Colloquial Expressions

Semáforo – Traffic light

Homework

  • Listen to CD # 1 – 5. Conducting a routine traffic stop
  • Read the Transcript Section – Unit 5
  • Exercise Section – Complete exercises # 6, 10, 11, 54

Unit 5: Conducting a Routine Traffic Stop


Traffic Stop Commands and Questions

In this section you will learn some basic commands and questions for a Routine Traffic Stop and asking questions to adults and children with the verbs: to speak, to understand, to have and to know.

Let’s start with the commands.
Notice the different ending between Formal and Informal Commands.
Listen and Repeat the Spanish Words.

WaitEspere
Espera
Sign HereFirme Aquí
Firma Aquí
Drive carefullyManeje con cuidado
Maneja con cuidado
Drop the gunTire la pistola
Tira la pistola
Sit downSiéntese
Siéntate
Stand upPárese
Párate

If you need to request a phone number, take a short cut and simply use the word “teléfono”.

Your phone numberSu teléfono
Sir, your phone number pleaseSeñor, su teléfono por favor

Add this verb to the previous question

Do you know …?Sabe …?
Do you know your phone number ?Sabe su telefono?
Sir, do you know your phone number?Señor sabe su teléfono?

And the informal way when you speak with children, teenagers or friends :

Your phone numberTu teléfono
Juan, your phone numberJuan tu teléfono

And the informal Spanish for

Do you know…?Sabes…?
Juan, do you know your phone number…?Juan, Sabes tu teléfono …?

The answer to this question can be:

I don’t knowNo sé
I don’t know my phone numberNo sé mi teléfono?

Mini Grammar: Basic Conjugation

So far you have learned 4 verbs: “speak”, “understand”, “have” and “know”.
To make a statement or to ask a question in Formal or Informal Spanish, you can use the same words, but to ask a question, all you do is raise the tone of your voice at the end of the phrase.

Here are the basic forms that you need to communicate effectively. The first is the formal -for adults.The second is the informal- for teenagers. The third one  is the one you use when you talk about yourself.  When you talk about yourself usually the verb ends in “o”. You can recognize the Informal Spanish because of the letter “s” at the end of the verb.

You speakHablaHablas
I speakHablo 
   
You understandEntiendeEntiendes
I understandEntiendo 
   
You haveTieneTienes
I haveTengo 
   
You knowSabeSabes
I don’t knowNo sé 

By raising the tone of your voice at the end, the verbs become a question, either for an adult or for a young person. Listen and Repeat!

Do you speak?Habla?Hablas?
Do you understand?Entiende?Entiendes?
Do you have?Tiene?Tienes?
Do you know?Sabe?Sabes?

Cultural Info: The Police

In many countries in LatinAmerica armed forces and police are not regarded with respect but with fear and suspicion, because of their corrupt and criminal behaviour. Low salaries, inadequate training and a long tradition of bribes (mordidas – literally bites) converts the average traffic cop into an habitual lawbreaker.

There are dozens of  police units in Mexico including: Riot Police, Customs Police, Highway Police, Federal Judicial Police, State Judicial Police, etc. The last two groups are also called : federales and judiciales, which are the most feared kind of police. As Mexicans say: If you see a cop coming on your left and a thief coming on your right, it’s better to go with the latter”.

Check Point

You are going to conduct a basic traffic stop.The person is a male adult. It’s 10:00 in the evening. Please tell him:

Good Evening SirBuenas noches Señor
May I have your driver’s licence
registration and car insurance?
Me permite su licencia,
registro y seguro?
Wait in the car pleaseEspere en el carro por favor
Sign hereFirme aqui
Drive carefullyManeje con cuidado

Listen to the phrases at normal speed.

Buenas noches Señor
Me permite su licencia, registro y seguro?
Espere en el carro por favor
Firme aqui
Maneje con cuidado

Muy bien  Oficial ! Excelente ! Su Español es muy bueno !

This is the end of Unit 5.

Please complete exercises 10, 11, 12 and 54.

Exercise 11:  Conducting a Routine Traffic Stop

Dialogue Completion

Complete the missing parts of this dialogue using Formal Spanish

Oficial: ____________________________________(Good Afternoon, Sir)
Conductor: ________________________________(Good Afternoon, Officer)
Oficial: ____________________________________(May I have your Driver’s license please?)
Conductor: Mi licencia está en mi casa.(My driver’s license is at home)
Oficial:  Sabe su número de licencia? (Do you know your driver’s license number?)
Conductor: Si, es A5961967(Yes, it is A5961967)
Oficial: ___________________________________(Do you have any identification?)
Conductor: Si, aquí está mi identificación.(Yes, here is my identification)
Oficial: ___________________________________(Wait here in the car please)
Oficial: ___________________________________(Here is your identification)
Oficial: ___________________________________(Please sign here)
Oficial: ___________________________________(Drive carefully)

Complete the missing parts of this dialogue using Informal Spanish

Oficial:_____________________________________(Good Afternoon)
Conductor:_________________________________(Good Afternoon, Officer)
Oficial: ____________________________________(May I have your Driver’s license please?)
Conductor: Mi licencia está en mi casa.___________________________________
Oficial:  ___________________________________(Do you know your driver’s license number?)
Conductor: Si, es A5961967___________________________________
Oficial: ___________________________________(Do you have any identification?)
Conductor: Si, aquí está mi identificación.___________________________________
Oficial: ___________________________________(Wait here in the car please)
Oficial: ___________________________________(Here is your identification)
Oficial: ___________________________________(Please sign here)
Oficial: ___________________________________(Drive carefully)

Exercise 54: Basic Traffic Stop – Part 2

Vocabulary Expansion

You wereUsted estaba (formal)
 Tu estabas (informal)
  • Driving at 80 mph
  • Manejando a 80 millas por hora
  • Speeding
  • Manejando a alta velocidad
You didn’t stopNo paró ( formal )
 No paraste (informal)
  • At the light
  • En la luz
  • At the stop sign
  • En la señal de alto
You ran a red lightSe pasó la luz roja (formal)
 Te pasaste la luz roja (informal)

 

You made an illegal turnUsted dió una vuelta ilegal (formal)
 Tu diste una vuelta ilegal (informal)
Your driver’s license is suspendedSu/ Tu licencia está suspendida
Your registration is not currrentSu/ Tu registro no está al corriente

 

You can’t driveNo puede manejar (formal)
 No puedes manejar (informal)

Let’s Practice

Translate into Spanish

You were driving at 80 mph 
  • (to a male adult)
________________________________________________________
  • (to a female adult)
________________________________________________________
  • (to a 17 year old person)
________________________________________________________
You didn’t stop at the light 
  • (to a male adult)
________________________________________________________
  • (to a female adult)
________________________________________________________
  • (to a 17 year old person)
________________________________________________________
You made an illegal turn 
  • (to a male adult)
________________________________________________________
  • (to a female adult)
________________________________________________________
  • (to a 17 year old person)
________________________________________________________
You can’t drive; your driver’s license is suspended 
  • (to a male adult)
________________________________________________________
  • (to a female adult)
________________________________________________________
  • (to a 17 year old person)
________________________________________________________

 

Session 1:
Pronunciation/ Talking to Adults and Children
Session 2:
Basic Phrases & Courtesy
Session 3:
Small Talk / Dispatch
Session 4:
Numbers / Dates / Time
Session 5:
Medical Examination / Abdominal Disorder
Session 6:
Allergies /
Breathing Problems
Session 7:
Burns / Chest Pains
Session 8:
Diabetes/ Neurological Disorder
Session 9:
OB/ Overdose
Session 10:
Trauma/ Injection/ IV/ Oxygen
Session 11:
Traffic Accidents/ Fire Safety
Session 12:
Other Cultural Information

Instructor Guide for Firefighters & EMS

Objective

  • To be able to ask basic medical questions in the present tense, past tense.
  • To be able to understand simple responses related to medical conditions and diseases.

Topics

Medical Terms
Medical conditions
Diseases
Body Parts
Words related to Abdominal Disorder

Materials

Flash cards of verbs in Formal, Informal Spanish and 1st & 3rd. person
Flash cards of key words for each topic

Techniques

Medical terms, Medical conditions, Diseases

Teach key words first. Have your students practice the key words by asking questions in Formal and Informal Spanish, raising the hand above the head to indicate that they are talking to an adult; lowering the hand below the waist to indicate they are talking to a child.

Body Parts

Teach body parts from top to bottom, starting with body parts that end in “a”.
Review : la, mi, tu, su
Teach body parts from top to bottom, that end in “o”
Review: el, mi, tu, su
Teach body parts in the plural
Review: las, los, mis, tus, sus
For fun: teach body parts involved using the song “La Macarena”

Medical Examination

To make it simple, tell your students that you’ll focus this time in the Formal Spanish. Have your students repeat the phrases or questions using the 3 titles:Señor, Señora and Señorita.
Then present the Informal Spanish and encourage the students to use it with each other and make sure they respond with complete phrases: Me duele, me caí, me lastimé, Yo tomo, etc.

Describing Medical problems: Mention to your students that is common for people to express pain in these 2 ways: Me duele …../ Tengo dolor en ….

Explain the difference in use between: SER and ESTAR (permanent & temporary). Remind them that the Formal Spanish phrases and questions can also be used to talk about a third person: Le duele a él? Le duele a ella …? Cómo se lastimó el niño?

Movies

Santitos – First 10 or 15 minutes
El Crimen del padre Amaro – first 10 or 15 minutes

Colloquial Expressions

Está malo / mala
Panza, Panzón, panzona, barrigón
Calentura
De pies a cabeza/ Ojo morado/ moretón or morete/ Juan es muy “codo”/ un ojo de la cara

Homework

Listen to the Audio Unit 7-Medical Examination
Exercise Section: Complete exercises # 28-33

Listen to the Audio Unit 8-Abdominal Disorder
Exercise Section: Complete exercise # 34

Unit 8 – Abdominal Disorder

Listen and repeat the Spanish Words

Vocabulary: Words related to abdominal disorder

NauseatedEl estómago revuelto
VomitingVomitando
PainfulLe duele
Or you can also use the word:Doloroso
UrinateOrinar
Does it hurt?Le duele?
And the Informal Spanish:Te duele?

Let’s use the previous words in the following questions:

Do you feel nausea?Siente náusea?
And the Informal Spanish when you talk to a young person:sientes náusea?
Are you nauseated?Siente el estómago revuelto?
And the Informal Spanish:Sientes el estómago revuelto?
Does it hurt here?Duele aquí?
Does it hurt when I press here?Duele cuando aprieto aquí?
Have you been vomiting?Ha estado vomitando?
And the Informal Spanish:Has estado vomitando?
Are you moving your bowels normally?Es regular su excremento?
And the Informal Spanish:Es regular tu excremento?
Did you receive a blow to the abdomen?Ha recibido un golpe en el abdomen?
And the informal Spanish:Has recibido un golpe en el abdomen?
Is it painful to urinate?Duele al orinar?
Any cramps?Hay calambres?
Remember that you can also use the previous word that you learned in Unit 7:Hay cólicos?

Mini Grammar: Something hurts

The most common way that a Spanish speaking person will use to describe pain is with the phrase: Me duele… followed by a body part: for example: Me duele el pecho (my chest hurts); Me duelen los pies (my feet hurt).

Other ways to express pain are the following:

I hurt my handMe lastimé la mano
The man hurt my handEl hombre me lastimó la mano
To find out if someone is hurt or injured, and there is a wound involved, say:Está herido?
Or if you are talking to a female:Está herida?
If there’s no wound, you can ask:Está lastimado?
And if you are talking to a female:Está lastimada?

Cultural Info: Colloquial expressions related to stomach

Others words that people use instead of “estómago” are the following: Panza and Barriga; both mean belly. If you are talking to a child, you can use the diminutive: “pancita” or “barriguita”. “Panzón”  or “Barrigón” is applied to a male that has a big belly. “Panzona” literally means that a female has a big belly but can it can also be used as a vulgar way to say ‘pregnant’, for example: “Maria está panzona” (María is pregnant) or “María salió panzona” (María got pregnant).

This is the end of Unit 8

Please complete exercise 34.

Exercise 11:  Conducting a Routine Traffic Stop

Vocabulary Expansion

NauseatedEl estómago revuelto
VomitingVomitando
Painful Doloroso
Urinateorinar
Have you beenHa estado … (Formal)
 Has estado…(Informal)
Have you receivedHa recibido… (Formal)
 Has recibido..(Informal)
A blow Un golpe
CrampsCalambres/ cólicos
Does it hurt? Le duele ..(Formal)
 Te duele ..(Informal)
When I pressCuando aprieto
Here Aquí

Let’s Practice

Change the phrases or questions into Informal Spanish

1.Siente usted el estómago revuelto? (Are you nauseated?)
_____________________________________________________________
2. Siente nausea? (Do you feel nausea?)
_____________________________________________________________
3. Le duele cuando aprieto aquí? (Does it hurt when I press here?)
_____________________________________________________________
4. Ha estado vomitando? (Have you been vomiting?)
_____________________________________________________________
5. Ha recibido un golpe en el abdomen? (Have you received a blow in the abdomen?)
_____________________________________________________________
6. Le duele al orinar? (Is it painful to urinate?)
_____________________________________________________________
7. Tiene calambres? (Do you have cramps?)
_____________________________________________________________

Session 1:
Introduction and Spanish Basics
Session 2:
Courtesy
Session 3:
Inmate Information
Part I
Session 4:
Talking to an Inmate
Session 5:
Inmate Information
Part II
Session 6:
Inmate Information
Part III
Session 7:
Health Screening 
Session 8:
Housing Assessment
Session 9:
Strip Search
Session 10:
Victim/ Witness Interrogation
Session 11:
Release
Session 12:
Asking about
Family Background
Session 13:
Searching for Weapons
Session 14:
Establishing the Circumstances of a Crime
Session 15:
Under the Influence
Session 16:
Crime Investigation
Session 17:
Obtaining Information about Gangs
Session 18:
Rules for Inmates/ Visitors
Session 19:
Legal Term

Instructor Guide for Correctional Officers

Objective

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

Topics

  • Rules for Inmates and Visitors

Materials

  • Flash cards with key vocabulary
  • Pictures of a “señor”, a “señora” and a “señorita”
  • A paper bag from McDonald’s or any fast food place
  • A picture of a cell
  • A bottle of medicine with some pills
  • A picture or a sign showing a shower
  • A picture or a sign showing a public phone
  • A picture or sign showing a restroom

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
  • For longer phrases divide the phrase into two groups of 3 or 4 words; for example: For the phrase: Vigile a sus niños que lo visitan
  • Have them do 3 repetitions with the complete instruction:
  • Señor/ señora /señorita
  • Vigile a sus niños
  • Add 3 more words: Que LO visitan
  • Have them repeat:
  • Señor, vigile a sus niños que LO visitan
  • Señora (Señorita) vigile a sus niños que LA visitan
  • Use the same techniques with the remaining rules.

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

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

Unit 19 – Rules for Inmates and Visitors

In this unit, you will learn some basic rules for Inmates and Visitors.
Listen and repeat:

You can use the public phone.Puede usar el teléfono público.
You can use the bathroom.Puede usar el baño.
You have to take your medication.Tiene que tomar su medicina
3 times a day.Tres veces por día.
Uncover the vents.Destape las ventilas.
No food in your cell.No se permite comida en su celda.
Don’t touch the TV.No toque la television.
It’s shower time.Es hora de bañarse.
No smoking here.Se prohibe fumar aquí.
Supervise young children visiting you.Vigile a sus niños que lo visitan
Vigile a sus niños que la visitan
No disruptive language is allowed.No se permite lenguaje ofensivo
Sexual touching is not allowedNo se permite tocar sexualmente.
Loud talking is not allowed.Se prohibe hablar en voz alta.
Shouting is not allowed.Se prohibe gritar.
No spitting is allowed.Se prohibe escupir.
No singing is allowed.Se prohibe cantar.
This area is off limits.No pase a esta area.
Clean your cell.Limpie su celda.
Sleep with your head uncovered.Duerma con su cabeza destapada.
Go to your cell.Vaya a su celda!

Muy bien! Excelente!

I am impressed with your Spanish!         Estoy impresionada con su Español!

This is the end of Unit 19.

Please complete the exercises for this unit.

Exercise 19:  Rules for Inmates and Visitors

There are two versions of each of the following rules for inmates. One is unlikely to be used in any correctional facility. Circle the unlikely rule and write the correct rule.

1. Puede usar mi teléfono celular / Puede usar el teléfono público
___________________________________________________________________

2. Puede usar el baño / Puede usar mi baño
___________________________________________________________________

3. No tiene que tomar su medicina / Tiene que tomar su medicina
___________________________________________________________________

4. 10 veces al dia/ 3 veces al día
___________________________________________________________________

5. Destape las ventanillas / Destape las ventanas
___________________________________________________________________

6. No se permite cocina en su celda/ No se permite comida en su celda
___________________________________________________________________

7. No toque la televisión / No toque la calefacción
___________________________________________________________________

8. Es hora de fumar / Es hora de baňarse
___________________________________________________________________

9. Se prohíbe baňarse / Se prohíbe fumar
___________________________________________________________________

10. Vigile a sus amigos / Vigile a sus niňos que lo visitan
___________________________________________________________________

11. Se permite lenguaje ofensivo/ No se permite lenguaje ofensivo
___________________________________________________________________

12. No se permite tocar sensualmente / No se permite tocar sexualmente
___________________________________________________________________

13. Puede hablar en voz alta/ Se prohíbe hablar en voz alta
___________________________________________________________________

14. Se prohíbe hablar en Inglés/ Se prohíbe gritar
___________________________________________________________________

15. No se prohíbe escupir/ Se prohíbe escupir
___________________________________________________________________

16. Se prohíbe contar / Se prohíbe cantar
___________________________________________________________________

17. Paso a esta area/ No pase a esta area
___________________________________________________________________

18. No limpie su celda/ Limpie su celda
___________________________________________________________________

19. Duerma con su calabaza/ Duerma con su cabeza destapada
___________________________________________________________________

20. Vaya a su celda/ No vaya con Dios a su celda
___________________________________________________________________

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