ERIC Number: ED373594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Cutting Edge: Workplace English. Instructional Guide.
El Paso Community Coll., TX. Literacy Center.
The instructional guide for the Cutting Edge workplace literacy program, a cooperative project of El Paso Community College (Texas) and Levi Strauss and Company, is an expanded version of one appendix the project handbook. It describes and provides an instructional model for the three-part, job-specific, video-based program of English as a Second Language (ESL) designed for garment industry workers of limited English proficiency. It begins with an overview of the preparation of and rationale for the curriculum, then outlines a specific instructional model in five stages: initial language input; language input with reading; learning activity; language experience; and application activity. Notes on classroom implementation are then provided, including suggestions concerning input and output, language and content, treatment of grammar, comprehension and comprehensibility, interlanguage and error correction, and use of translation. Specific implementation procedures are then suggested. A lesson plan for each of the three levels, including reading selection, is appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Education, Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Course Content, Error Correction, Fashion Industry, Grammar, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Interlanguage, Job Skills, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Second Language Learning, Translation, Two Year Colleges, Videotape Recordings, Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX. Literacy Center.
Identifiers: El Paso Community College TX; Levi Strauss and Company
Note: For project handbook, see FL 800 795.