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Course on Survival Spanish for Criminal Justice Still Available

Released: 01/11/2007

Imagine not being understood by the person you are speaking to and the frustration that results. Now imagine this was happening in an intense, dangerous situation. For many in law enforcement, this is an all too familiar occurrence in today’s linguistically and culturally diverse society. But it does not have to be so.

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 17, LSU Alexandria will offer Survival Spanish for Criminal Justice, a one-credit hour course geared specifically to teaching members of law enforcement basic functional skills in Spanish, such as the communication of phrases, commands and questions commonly used in their profession.

SPAN 1000 will be held each Wednesday from 5:15 p.m. to 6:05 p.m. at LSUA Downtown in the Alexandria Museum of Art.

There are no prerequisites for this course. No previous study of Spanish is required.

It is not too late to enroll in this course. Late registration at LSUA begins Tuesday, Jan. 16 and ends Monday, Jan. 22.

“This is a course where law enforcement personnel can have lots of fun and at the same time learn a valuable skill that will help them in their line of work,” Dr. Shonu Nangia, assistant professor of foreign languages, said.

For more information on the course, contact Nangia at 767-3978. For more information on registration or admission procedures, contact the Admissions Office at 318-473-6417 or 1-888-473-6417.