ERIC Number: ED038645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Instructor's Curriculum Guide; Building Services Personnel.
Puerto Rican Forum, Inc., New York, NY.
The Basic Occupational Language Training program (B.O.L.T.), a project of the Puerto Rican Forum, Inc., is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, and has been in operation since September 1967. It has taught English to Puerto Rican and other Spanish-speaking workers employed in banks, factories, hospitals, housing projects, community agencies, and other organizations in metropolitan New York City. B.O.L.T. attempts to increase the upward job mobility of these workers by tackling their major handicap, lack of English. This Curriculum Guide, based on an audiolingual method of language training, consists of 20 lessons representing 50-100 hours of classroom instruction including structured "Shop Talk," visits by the supervisors, tours of the job sites, actual on-the-job sessions emphasizing the vocabulary and/or structures related to a particular job skill, and post course testing. Directed to hospital building services personnel, the materials in this guide may be adapted to suit other job areas by changing pertinent vocabulary and reading materials. Other guides in the occupational areas of office skills, community action workers, factory workers, housing project caretakers, dietary service personnel, housewives, and bank stock-transfer bookkeepers are forthcoming. (AMM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Cleaning, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Maintenance, Puerto Ricans, Unskilled Occupations
Puerto Rican Forum, Inc., 156 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rican Forum, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Basic Occupational Language Training