Spanish for Law Enforcement: Basic Spanish Guide Series / Edition 2

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As a component of The Basic Spanish Series, BASIC SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, is a career manual designed to serve those in law enforcement professions who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish. Written for use in two-semester or three-quarter courses, it presents typical everyday situations that pre-professionals and professionals may encounter when dealing with Spanish speakers in the United States at work settings such as police stations, prisons, and on the street. BASIC SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, introduces practical vocabulary, everyday on-the-job situations, and culture notes (Notas culturales) written from a cross-cultural perspective. It provides students with opportunities to apply, in a wide variety of practical contexts, the grammatical structures presented in the corresponding lessons of the Basic Spanish core text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495902539
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/27/2010
  • Series: Basic Spanish Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,462,542
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ana C. Jarvis, a native of Paraguay, was born in Asuncion and attended school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Presently an instructor of Spanish at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Jarvis previously taught at Mesa Community College, the University of California, Riverside, San Bernardino Valley College, Brigham Young University, and Riverside City College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks, she has published several short stories in Spanish. In 1988, she was chosen "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

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Table of Contents

Leccion preliminary. Conversaciones breves (Brief conversations). Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Greetings and farewells. 2. The alphabet. 3. Gender and number 4. The definite and indefinite articles. 5. The present indicative of ser. 6. Cardinal numbers 0-39. Communication: Greetings, farewells, and introductions in personal and telephone interaction with other people. Leccion 1. En una estacion de policia. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Subject pronouns. 2. The present indicative of regular -ar verbs. 3. Interrogative and negative sentences. 4. Possession with de. 5. Cardinal numbers 40-299 and 300-1,000. 6. Forms and position of adjectives. 7. Telling time. Communication: On the phone - giving and receiving simple information, reporting an accident or a robbery. Leccion 2. Con un agente hispano, en una calle de la ciudad. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The present indicative of regular -er and -ir verbs. 2. Possession with de. 3. Possessive adjectives. Communication: Police work in the streets: asking for and giving directions, enforcing the use of a helmet, dealing with a girl walking alone in the streets. Leccion 3. Con el agente Smith. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar. 2. Uses of the verbs ser and estar. 3. Ir a+ infinitive. 4. Contractions. Communication: Police work in the streets: dealing with gang members, arresting a thief. Leccion 4. Llamadas telefonicas. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The irregular verbs tener and venir. 2. Expressions with tener. 3. Comparative forms. 4. Irregular comparative forms Communication: 911 calls: receiving emergency calls, describing people. Leccion 5. Buenos vecinos. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Stem-changing verbs (e:ie). 2. The present progressive. 3. Some uses of the definite article. Communication: Neighborhood policing: helping to implement a neighborhood watch program. Lectura 1. Denunciando actividades sospechosasRepaso (Lecciones 1-5). Leccion 6. El agente Chávez lee la advertencia Miranda. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Stem-changing verbs (o:ue). 2. Affirmative and negative expressions. 3. Direct object pronouns. Communication: Detaining suspects: reading the Miranda Warning, dealing with traffic violations and DUI. Leccion 7. Problemas de la ciudad. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Stem-changing verbs (e:i). 2. Irregular first-person forms. 3. Indirect object pronouns. Communication: Investigating a crime: talking to victims, suspects, and witnesses, dealing with the victim of a health condition. Leccion 8. Casos de maltrato de miembros de la familia. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. 2. Special construction with gustar, doler, and hacer falta. 3. Direct and indirect object pronouns used together. Communication: Investigating domestic abuse: dealing with the victim and the abuser. Leccion 9. La prueba de alcohol. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Possessive pronouns. 2. Command forms: Ud. and Uds. 3. Reflexive constructions. 4. Uses of object pronouns with command forms. Communication: Traffic police: stopping and interviewing drivers, administering a sobriety test, giving detailed directions. Leccion 10. La policia investiga un robo. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The preterit of regular verbs. 2. The preterit of ser, ir and dar. 3. Uses of por and para Communication: Investigating a burglary: Interviewing victims and witnesses on location Lectura 2. Recomendaciones para prevenir el robo en las tiendas. Repaso (Lecciones 6-10). Leccion 11. Más robos! Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Time expressions with hacer. 2. Irregular preterits. 3. The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u). 4. Command forms: tu. Communication: Investigating a burglary: Reporting a robbery, Interviewing victims at the police station. Leccion 12. Con un agente de la seccion de transito. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The imperfect tense. 2. The past progressive. 3. The preterit contrasted with the imperfect 4. En and a as equivalents of at. Communication: Traffic police: giving a ticket, issuing a warning, talking to a woman who left her baby in a locked car. Leccion 13. Un accidente. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. Hace meaning ago. 2. Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer. Communication: Witnessing an accident: interviewing witnesses, talking to accident victims. Leccion 14. Interrogatorios. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The past participle. 2. The present perfect tense. 3. The past perfect (pluperfect) tense. Communication: Interrogating a suspects. Leccion 15. Con la policia secreta. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The future tense. 2. The conditional tense. Communication: Working undercover: infiltrating a gang, arresting solicitors of prostitution. Lectura 3. Seguridad domestica: Robos. Evite el robo de su automovil. Repaso (Lecciones 11-15). Leccion 16. En una celda de detencion preventive. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The present subjunctive. 2. The subjunctive with verbs of volition. Communication: Arresting and booking suspects: following established procedure before placing an arrested person in a detention cell. Leccion 17. Una muchacha se escapa de su casa. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The subjunctive to express emotion. 2. The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions Communication: Investigating runaways: talking to runaways and parents Leccion 18. Una violacion. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial. 2. The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence Communication: Investigating rape: talking to rape victims on the phone and in person. Leccion 19. Una tarde cualquiera. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The subjunctive after certain conjunctions. 2. The present perfect subjunctive. 3. Uses of the present perfect subjunctive. Communication: Dealing with the parents of minors, talking with people who tried to commit suicide, more on traffic violations. Leccion 20. Otro dia, por la manana. Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar: 1. The imperfect subjunctive. 2. Uses of the imperfect subjunctive. 3. If clauses. Communication: More on investigating robberies: trying to get permission to search a car, arresting a pickpocket, dealing with an illegal gathering. Lectura 4 En casos de asaltos sexuales. Repaso (Lecciones 16-20) Appendix A: Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet. Appendix B: Verbs. Appendix C: Useful Classroom Expressions. Appendix D: Weights and Measures. Spanish-English Vocabulary. English-Spanish Vocabulary.

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