For the first time since I started my job, I was able to assist Spanish-speaking customers without the help of other personnel.

—Barbara Moreno Dallas County Clerk’s Office

Command Spanish authorized provider
The newest field in language learning is occupational Spanish. Command Spanish®, Inc. is America’s #1 provider of occupational Spanish and cross-cultural programs and seminars for working adults. All programs and materials are the results of careful research and on-the-job shadowing.

What is occupational Spanish?
Adults attending an occupational Spanish class learn the Spanish phrases, statements, questions, and commands needed for their specific job requirements. There is no attempt to teach the whole language. Nurses learn how to assist and treat patients in Spanish, not to discuss the weather. Police officers are taught how to arrest criminals in Spanish, not to order tacos in a restaurant. Training can be provided for a wide range of occupations including medical, education, industry and manufacturing, hospitality, criminal justice, public safety and business/commerce.

ESOL
The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) curriculum is designed to develop a student's language proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The plan of study consists of sixteen courses divided into four proficiency levels and four skill areas (Listening-Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar). A student enters this program by taking an English placement test and then by being advised by a specially trained ESOL instructor.