Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
USCB-0007
Organization Course Number:
USCB-0007
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
19 days (152 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 basic conversational Spanish
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to train non-Spanish-speaking Air Interdiction Agents (AIAs), Marine Interdiction Agents (MIAs) and Air Enforcement Officers (AEOs) to communicate using the Spanish language to support CBP's anti-terrorism mission at U. S. borders including air-to-ground and maritime interception of people and contraband crossing the border and to provide support for CBP's traditional work such as border interceptions unrelated to terrorism.

Learning Outcomes:

  • use the Spanish language to communicate with travelers to solicit basic information related to general aviation documentation, vessel document checks, travel, immigration and customs and to resolve high and low risk or threat encounters.
  • Facilitate the flow of lawful goods and items in and out of the country
  • Detect and interdict the movement of illegal drugs and contraband
  • Use the Spanish language to communicate with travelers to solicit basic information related to travel, immigration and customs in land, border, and airport environments and in between to resolve high and low risk or threat encounters. This is to support
  • Detect and interdict the unlawful movement of people
  • Facilitate the flow of lawful goods and items in and out of the country
  • Use the Spanish language to communicate with travelers to solicit basic information related to travel, immigration and customs in land, border, and airport environments and in between to resolve high and low risk or threat encounters. This is to support
  • Detect and interdict the unlawful movement of people
  • Detect and interdict the movement of illegal drugs and contraband

General Course Topics:

  • Culture
  • Alphabet
  • Pronunciation
  • Vowels and consonants
  • Numbers
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Holidays
  • Descriptive information such as people and vehicles
  • Colors
  • Clothing
  • Classroom
  • Family relationships
  • Body parts
  • Agriculture related vocabulary such as fruits and vegetables
  • Biographical information such as address, occupations, origin, date of birth, and citizenship
  • Money
  • Merchandise
  • Travel related vocabulary
  • Airport and vehicle
  • Gender
  • Adjectives
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Interrogatives
  • Travel related questions
  • Basic commands
  • Law enforcement commands
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Laboratory
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials