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  Course Outlines:
DEES MULTILINGUAL SERVICES
 
 


THESE ARE OUR SPANISH COURSE OUTLINES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, EMERGENCY RESPONDERS & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS (the streamlined 16-hour classes meet for 2 hours for 8 weeks; the 33-hour classes meet for 3 hours for 11 weeks.)
 


Click to see each course outline: NEW & UPDATED POLICE 16-HOUR COURSE OUTLINES

1) SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, P.O.S.T. LEVEL 1, 16-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE

2) SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, P.O.S.T. LEVEL 2, 16-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE

3) SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, P.O.S.T. LEVEL 3, 16-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE

4) SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, P.O.S.T. LEVEL 4, 16-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE

OLDER POLICE 33-HOUR COURSE OUTLINES

5) SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, P.O.S.T. LEVEL1, 33-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE

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SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, P.O.S.T. LEVEL 2 33-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE

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SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, P.O.S.T. LEVEL 3 33-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE

FIRE/PARAMEDIC & MEDICAL COURSE OUTLINES

8) SPANISH FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, LEVEL 1 33-HOUR FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC COURSE

9) SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, LEVEL 1 16-HOUR NURSE / DOCTOR / EMT COURSE

10) SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, LEVEL 2 16-HOUR NURSE / DOCTOR / EMT  COURSE


1)  SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, P.O.S.T. LEVEL 1, 16-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE
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Staffing

Specialized Spanish-language training has been recognized by VCSD Sheriff Bob Brooks as important skill training for the Department. The daytime or evening classes will be administered by Dees Multilingual Services and credentialed and certified POST instructor, David B. Dees, will offer this 16-hour (classes 2 hours each), for two-month pass/fail graded class at different locations around the county, primarily at HQO, Camarillo PD or Easy Valley Stations. Students must have permission from their supervisors to attend the class while on duty. Overtime pay is also available.

 

Objectives

This beginning class focuses on developing communication skills for in-house sworn and non-sworn law enforcement personnel; Ventura Co. Sheriff's Department, responding to very basic Spanish-language contacts and calls in the field. Successful students will be trained to ask questions, give answers and to execute commands. This includes filling out department forms and reports, basic law enforcement commands and routine or emergency communication, including a field interview. Officer safety is a key benefit of this training.

 

Strategies and Materials

Classroom activities include language lessons, direct dialog, group learning by pairing off oral drills and role playing scenarios. Essential language vocabulary and structure reinforce everyday and technical content. Latino culture and survival tips are included. Materials include lessons 1-3 in the textbook-workbook Breezing Through Emergency Spanish; reference and class booklet McGraw-Hill Quick Spanish for Law Enforcement and corresponding audio CD—all developed by the instructor—plus handouts, visual aids, F.I. card, video taping of practicals, etc.

 

First Two-Hour Class

Course introduction, course overview, learning suggestions, shortcuts and survival techniques

Alphabet and pronunciation errors to avoid

Emergency professions, days, numbers 1>20, greetings and farewells

LE survival terms

FI card basics

Booklet and reference manual: Quick Spanish for Law Enforcement

Communication shortcuts

Second Two-Hour Class

Lesson 1, Book 1

Nationalities

Structure: el, la, los, las + Ser

Numbers 20 > 100

Essential language/LE vocabulary

Third Two-Hour Class

Lesson 1, Book 1

SCENARIO: FI CARD, PART I

Personal Questions

More LE survival terms

Months, Date, Colors

Structure: un, una,

Basic Ice breakers

Fourth Two-Hour Class

Lesson 2, Book 1

Bad Guys

People and Family Members

Structure: Intro –ar verbs & tener

Basic Conversation

Fifth Two-Hour Class

Lesson 2, Book 1

SCENARIO: FI CARD, PART II

Lesson 2, Book 1

Numbers 40 > 100, Body parts, Family Tree

Structure: More –ar verbs in questions and negative sentences

Basic Alcohol/drug/street terms

Culture: Spanish word influence on English I

Useful words and expressions

Sixth Two-Hour Class

Lessons 2 & 3, Book 1

Structure: More –ar verbs

SCENARIO: FI CARD, PART III

Structure: question words

Clothing, Seasons, Weather

Preguntas personales

Seventh Two-Hour Class

Lesson 3, Book 1

SCENARIO: FI CARD, PART IV

Numbers 100 – Infinity, Time

Professions

Time & time expressions

Culture: Spanish word influence on English II

Quickie Commands

Preguntas personales

Culture: Spanglish & Street slang

Eighth Two-Hour Class

Lessons 1 to 3, Book 1

Translate SD FI card in class

SCENARIO: ACT OUT EXPANDED FI CARD

Review Lessons 1-3 in textbook; plan to study 16 more hours with class B.

Review of major language and LE vocabulary

Review of key structural and –ar verb patterns

Testing and Skill Evaluation Procedures:

 

Materials: Textbook: Breezing Through Emergency Spanish, Books 1 & 2, 3rd edition, Dees Multilingual Services, 1999. Booklet and reference manual & CD: Quick Spanish for Law Enforcement , 4th Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2005.

2) SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, P.O.S.T. LEVEL 2, 16-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE
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(Class introduction was skipped to save space.)

 

First Two-Hour Class

Course introduction, course overview, learning suggestions, shortcuts and survival techniques

Review of Class A content

Introduce –er & -ir verbs & personal a

LE survival terms review

Review FI Card, part 1

Booklet and reference manual: Quick Spanish for Law Enforcement

Second Two-Hour Class

Lesson 4, Book 1

Review of Class A content

Review personal a + er/ir verbs

Introduce descriptors/descriptive adjectives

Review FI Card, part 2

Third Two-Hour Class

Lesson 4-5, Book 1

Review of Class A content

Review numbers 1 to infinity

Personal Questions

Introduce ir and places to go to/more question words

Introduce lost child scenario

More Ice breaker scenarios

Fourth Two-Hour Class

Lesson 5, Book 1

Review Bad Guys, people & family

Introduce more irregular verbs

Review to go to and introduce to leave from

Introduce Pedestrian Stop scenario

Fifth Two-Hour Class

Lesson 5, Book 1

Review all regular verbs

Lesson 2, Book 1

Introduce E and EN commands

Structure: Introduce the near future

Introduce vehicles and vehicle parts

Weapons

More useful words and expressions

Sixth Two-Hour Class

Lessons 5-6, Book 1

SCENARIO: Low-risk vehicle stop

Introduce estar and estar descriptors

Traffic citation part 1

Buildings city and rooms of house terms

Review clothing, seasons, weather

Advanced Drug/Gang terms

Seventh Two-Hour Class

Lesson 6, Book 1

SCENARIO: High-risk vehicle stop

Traffic citation part 2

Introduce tener expressions, ser vs. estar + estar descriptive words

Preguntas personales

Culture: More street Spanish, Spanglish

Eighth Two-Hour Class

Lessons 4-6, Books 1& 2

SCENARIOS: ACT OUT PEDESTRIAN STOP, LOW & HIGH-RISK SCENARIOS

Review Lessons 4-6 in textbook. Plan to study following class C for 16 more hours.

Review of major language and LE vocabulary

Review of key structural and regular/irregular verb patterns

Testing and Skill Evaluation Procedures:

 

 

Materials: Textbook: Breezing Through Emergency Spanish, Books 1 & 2 3rd edition, Dees Multilingual Services, 1999. Booklet and reference manual & CD: Quick Spanish for Law Enforcement , 4th Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2005.


3) SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, P.O.S.T. LEVEL 3, 16-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE
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(Class introduction was skipped to save space.)

 

First Two-Hour Class

Lesson 7, book 2
Possessive adjectives & A commands

Review lessons 4-5-6, Breezing Through Emergency Spanish, Books 1 and 2
Review vocabulary: places, vehicles, vehicle parts, buildings in city, house and rooms,
Review structure: personal a, regular -er and -ir verbs, ser adjectives, verb ir, more irregular verbs, E commands, near future tense, verb estar, verbs estar vs. ser, tener expressions,

Review scenarios: Jose, a lost child, traffic citation (1), traffic citation (2), pedestrian, low and high-risk vehicle stops from class level B. Culture: Spanglish and street Spanish, Spanish sayings (1)

Second Two-Hour Class

Lesson 7, book 2

Furniture

More irregular verbs: decir, venir, querer, poder

Misdemeanors, Crimes and criminals

High-risk Vehicle Stop, Part 1

QSLE scenario 1: Narcotics Bust

Third Two-Hour Class

Lesson 7-8, book 2

Reading selection (Mi cárcel es su cárcel)

Culture: Spanish sayings (2)

Prepositions

Fourth Two-Hour Class

Lesson 8, book2
Recent past verbs

Special commands, review e commands

Foods and drinks

QSLE scenario 2: Preliminary DUI Interview

Fifth Two-Hour Class

Lessons 8-9, Book 2

Verb gustar with indirect object pronouns

Verb doler (ue) with indirect object pronouns

Scenario: High Risk stop (2)

Reading (En el gringo loco)

Stem-changing verbs

Sixth Two-Hour Class

Lessons 9 – 10, Book 2

Affirmative and negative words: algo, nada, alguien, nadie, siempre, nunca

Weapons

Verbs with infinitives

Place settings, animals

Reading: (La aventura del Sargento Pregunta)

QSLE scenario 3: Sobriety Test/Divided Attention Exercises

 

Seventh Two-Hour Class

Lesson 10, Book 2

Regular preterite (past) verbs

Saber vs. Conocer

Airport and travel vocabulary

Injuries and accidents vocabulary

 Reading (Un viaje a España)

QSLE scenario 4: Domestic Violence

Review for final exam

Eighth and Last Two-Hour Class

Oral final exam, lessons 7, 8, 9 and parts of lesson 10 plus 4 scenarios, Quick Spanish for Law Enforcement

Class evaluation

 

4) 3) SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, P.O.S.T. LEVEL 4, 16-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE
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First Two-Hour Class

Lesson 10-11, books 2 & 3
Review lessons 7, 8, 9 & part of 10, Breezing Through Emergency Spanish, Book 2
Review vocabulary: furniture, misdemeanors, crimes and criminals, food and drinks, weapons, place settings, animals, travel & airport terms, injuries and accidents
Review structure: possessive adjectives, A commands, more irregular verbs, prepositions, the recent past, special commands, verbs to like and to hurt, stem-changing (shoe) verbs, affirmative and negative words, verbs with infinitives, regular preterite (past) verbs, verbs saber vs. conocer

Review scenarios: high-risk stop 1 and 2, domestic violence, pedestrian, low-risk and high-risk stop, narcotics bust, preliminary DUI interview, sobriety test and domestic violence scenarios from classes levels 2 and 3 Second Two-Hour Class

Lesson 11, book 3

Spelling changes in the preterite

More verbs with infinitives

QSLE scenario 1, Initial (Detective) Phone contact

QSLE scenario 2, Welfare Fraud Investigation

Third Two-Hour Class

Lesson 11, book 3

Preterite Stem-changing verbs

Illnesse, accidents & drugs vocabulary

Reading (De vuelta a los Estados Unidos)

A police officer arrests a drug addict

Culture: Latinos in the USA

Fourth Two-Hour Class

Lesson 11-12, book 3

Irregular preterite verbs

Indirect and direct object pronouns

More descriptive words

Reading (Una aventura en México)

Fifth Two-Hour Class

Lesson 12-13, book 3

Culture: Interesting places in Mexico

Regular and irregular imperfect (past) tense verbs

Sports, hobbies and outdoors vocabulary

QSLE scenario 3, Jewelry Store Robbery Investigation

Sixth Two-Hour Class

Lesson 13-14, book 3

Regular and irregular future tense verbs

Demonstrative pronouns and demonstrative adjectives Reading, (Un encuentro en Puerto Rico)

Differences between the preterite (past) and imperfect (past) verbs

The emergency operator

QSLE scenario 4, Home invasion robbery investigation

Seventh Two-Hour Class

Lessons 14, book 3

Culture: countries and nationalities

Idiomatic expressions

Special preterite and imperfect meanings

QSLE scenario 5, Rape investigation

Review for final exam

Eighth and Last Two-Hour Class

Oral final exam, lessons 10, 11, 12, 13 and parts of lesson 14 plus 5 scenarios, Quick Spanish for Law Enforcement

Class evaluation

 

Updated 08/07

 

5) SPANISH FOR LE, POST LEVEL I, 33-HOUR OFFICER/DEPUTY COURSE

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P.O.S.T. Beginning Spanish for Law Enforcement Deputy/Officer Course Outline
CA POST Certified--CA Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Spanish for Law Enforcement course

Staffing
Ventura County Sheriff Bob Brooks has instituted this specialized training course as necessary training for the department. The program will be administered by the Sheriff's Training Academy and credentialed and certified instructor, David B. Dees, will offer this non-graded class at the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center, Camarillo, CA.
Objectives
This beginning-level class focuses on developing communication skills for sworn and non-sworn law enforcement personnel, Ventura Co. Sheriff's Department, responding to Spanish-language contacts and calls in the field. Students from other agencies, i.e. PDs, DA deputies, probation/parole officers and corrections officers, etc., are invited to attend for POST training credit. Successful students will be trained to ask questions, give answers and to execute commands. This includes filling out department forms and reports, performing pedestrian field interviews and high and low-risk vehicle stops. Officer safety is a key benefit of this training. In addition, the class will assist personnel in preparing for the bilingual examination and continuing their studies with levels II and III with the Sheriff's Department.
Strategies and Materials
Classroom activities include language lessons, direct dialog, group learning by pairing off oral drills and role playing scenarios. Essential language vocabulary and structure reinforce everyday and technical content. Latino culture and survival tips are included. Materials include lessons 1-4 in class textbook-workbook Breezing Through Emergency Spanish; reference booklet Spanish for Emergency Personnel and corresponding audio CD/cassette-all developed by the instructors-plus handouts, visual aids, F.I. card, video taping of practicals, etc.
First Class
Course introduction
Course overview. learning suggestions, shortcuts and survival techniques
Lesson 1, Book 1, "Breezing Through Emergency Spanish, 3rd Ed."
Alphabet and pronunciation errors to avoid
Numbers 1>20, Greetings and Farewells, Basic Conversation and Emergency Professions
Structure: el, la, los, las + basic question words
Reading selection
Culture: Spanish-speaking countries in North, Central America and Caribbean Islands
Second Class
Lesson 1, Book 1
(Oral warm-up, new vocabulary practice, assignment of quizzes and written homework, Reading selection are repeated at the beginning of all classes.)
SCENARIO: FI Card, Part 1
Days of Week, Months
People and Family Members, Numbers 21 > 30
Structure: un, una + subject pronouns + verb ser
Third Class
Lesson 2, Book 1
SCENARIO: FI Card, Part 2
Numbers 40 > 100, Body parts, Family Tree
Structure: -ar verb list + -ar verbs
Culture: South American Countries
Fourth Class
Lesson 2, Book 1
SCENARIO: FI Card, Part 3
Colors & Date
Structure: hay + tener
Useful Words & Expressions
Reading Practice and answering questions
Fifth Class
Lesson 3, Book 1
SCENARIO: FI Card, Part 4
Clothing, Seasons, Weather
Structure: question words I
Reading Practice
Culture: Spanish word influence on English I
Sixth Class
Lesson 3, Book 1
Scenario: Complete FI Card
Professions, Numbers 100 - Infinity, Time Expressions
Structure: question words II
Reading selection
Culture: Spanish word influence on English II
Seventh Class
Lesson 3, Book 1
SCENARIO: Pedestrian Stop 1
Bad Guys
Special commands
Structure: telling time
Reading selection
Culture: Words commonly confused
Eighth Class
Lesson 4, Book 1
SCENARIO: Pedestrian Stop 2
Public Terms and More Professions
Structure: use of ser adjectives + ir + More question words
Reading selection
Ninth Class
Lesson 4, Book 1
SCENARIO: Pedestrian Stop 3
Ser adjectives, Places
Structure: personal a
Commands ending in -E
Reading selection
Culture: Spanglish & Identifying Street Terms I
Tenth Class
Lesson 4, Book 1
SCENARIO: Finding A Lost Child
-er and -ir verb list
Structure: -er and -ir verbs
Reading selection
Culture: Spanish & Identifying Street Terms II
Eleventh and Last Class
Lesson 4, Book 1
SCENARIO: Complete Pedestrian Stop
Review of major language and LE vocabulary
Review of key structural and verb patterns
Review Lessons 1-4 in textbook
Practice Exercises on vocabulary and grammatical content of first four lessons.
Translate to Spanish Sheriff's Dept. Field Interview Card
Suggestions on keeping up skills:
Spanish club or mentor activities at work site
POST Course and instructor evaluation + documentation of students' success using spoken Spanish in field.
Materials
* Student Textbook: Breezing Through Emergency Spanish, Levels 1 & 2, 3rd Ed., Dees Multilingual Services, 1999.
* Instructor Manual: Breezing Through Emergency Spanish, Law Enforcement Edition, Level 1, 1st Ed., Dees Multilingual Services, 2002. (Adapted from 33-hour course presentation.)
* Student booklet and reference manual: Spanish for Emergency Personnel, 4th Ed., Dees Multilingual Services, 1999.
* Student CD/audio cassette: Spanish for Emergency Personnel, 4th Ed., Dees Multilingual Services, 2001.

 




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