Spanish for Public Safety Officers

Hours: 16 / Access Length: 6 Months
Retail Price: $165.00

Course Overview:

Spanish for Public Safety Officers is a self-paced, online Spanish course designed for public safety officers and emergency responders who want to communicate with the Spanish-speaking public. The course incorporates law enforcement, firefighting, and EMT/Paramedic vocabulary.

The course incorporates visual imagery (photos associated with words and phrases for better retention),  native speakers to hear proper pronunciation, language tips, intuitive reading exercises, interactive assessments to measure your progress and comprehension, and cultural lessons. And remember--this course is self-paced! Go through the course as slowly or quickly as you would like.

Course Outline:

By the end of the online Spanish course, the diligent student will be able to:

  • Recognize, understand, and pronounce the words and phrases from the Learning Units on the syllabus.
  • Be able to engage in “small-talk” conversations and provide and obtain workplace-related information from the Learning Units on the syllabus.
  • Compare and contrast U.S. cultural values to those of the Hispanic world in how it may relate to the workplace, by recognizing that cultures develop different patterns of interaction and identifying key values, such as family, time, naming system, respect for authority, and the Latino work ethic.



Course Tutorial, Spanish Pronunciation

Lesson 1

My Life
Greetings, Question Words, Numbers 0-9, Job Titles

Lesson 2

My Time
More Greetings, Numbers 10-10,000, Days, Months, Date, Time

Lesson 3

My Work Environment
Survival Words, More Conversational Phrases, Departments and Places, Building Areas, Directions

Lesson 4

My Job: Part 1
Commands/Phrases, Plans (Arrests, Fines, etc.), The Raid, Weapons, Traffice Laws and Problems

Lesson 5

My Job: Part 2
Firefighter Vocabulary, Fire and Life Safety Inspections, Water Emergencies

Lesson 6

My Administration
The Interview, Specific Questions, Personal Characteristics, Miranda Warning, Clothing, Colors

Lesson 7

My Employees & Relationships
People (in general), People (in trouble), Family, Likes/Dislikes

Lesson 8

My Safety & Health
Body Parts, Organs, Emergencies & Common Injuries, Medical History, Examination, Pain Descriptions


System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **