ERIC Number: ED339248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
ESL Workplace Literacy Curriculum for a JTPA/Family English Literacy Demonstration Project.
Saumweber, Judy; And Others
A JTPA/FEL (Job Training Partnership Act/Family English Literacy) demonstration project is reported that involves a partnership between the Lao Family Community (LFC) of Minnesota, the City of St. Paul, and St. Paul Public Schools/Adult Basic Education. The goal is to provide workplace literacy instruction to refugees with limited English proficiency to enable them to become economically self-sufficient as quickly as possible. Most of the 50 participants served at any one time are Hmong refugees (60% women) with less than 2 years in the United States. Four levels of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction are offered, with each course lasting 11 weeks. The curriculum content includes workplace field trips, use of native language for cultural discussion of appropriate workplace behavior, emphasis on workplace document literacy, simulations and classroom activities, reinforcement of oral language and basic literacy skills taught in other program courses, and curriculum adaptability to different jobs. Seventeen key competencies are identified. Instructional units are included in this report. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lao Family Community of Minnesota, Inc.
Identifiers: Family English Literacy; Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Minnesota (Saint Paul); Partnerships in Education