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Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement -Text Only

Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement -Text Only - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618567850

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: 2006
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Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement -Text Only - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0618567850

Ana Jarvis and Raquel Lebredo

ISBN13: 978-0618567850
ISBN10: 0618567852
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

This worktext provides vocabulary, situations, and communicative functions essential to police officers, firefighters, court clerks, and other law enforcement personnel.

  • Applied presentation features realistic dialogues, personalized questions, situational role-plays, and realia-based activities that correspond grammatically with those in Basic Spanish.
  • Cultural focus highlights Hispanic customs and traditions relevant to the subject matter of the lesson, in Notas culturales sections.
  • Comprehension checks begin with comprehension questions on the dialogues in the Dígame section that follows the vocabulary lists in the worktext, and end with pair activities in the Hablemos section for immediate reinforcement.
  • Convenient Phrasebooks provide vocabulary words and phrases found in the worktexts for quick, on-the-job reference.

Table of Contents

Leccion preliminar. 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 policía

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 sospechosas
Repaso (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 policía 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 suspect

Leccion 15. Con la policía 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 doméstica: Robos
Evite el robo de su automovil
Repaso (Lecciones 11-15)

Leccion 16. En una celda de detencion preventiva

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 día, por la mañana

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)

Appendixes

A. Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet
B. Verbs
C. Useful Classroom Expressions
D. Weights and Measures

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