ERIC Number: ED373599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Project EXCEL: Sheraton Palace Hotel, Laundry Department. A Beginning Laundry Curriculum.
Career Resources Development Center, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Project EXCEL is a federally-funded workplace literacy program involving hotel enterprises in the San Francisco (California) Bay area. Its focus is on identification and instruction of literacy skills essential to job success for limited-English-proficient (LEP) workers. Training is intended to enable employees to understand written work orders, enhance communication with supervisors and co-workers, and encourage greater involvement through team building and critical thinking. This training module consists of seven instructional units designed for hotel laundry workers in one of the participating hotels. An introductory section provides a brief profile of the LEP laundry workers targeted by the curriculum, and notes on classroom techniques for unit presentation. The seven units contain worksheets and written exercises on these topics: describing the work and oneself; telling time; days, months, and dates; the weekly schedule; hotel linen; use of the presser production form; and describing dirty laundry. Answer keys and the listening script to accompany the units are appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Hospitality Occupations, Hotels, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Introductory Courses, Job Skills, Laundry Drycleaning Occupations, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Occupational Information, Organizational Communication, Recordkeeping, Student Characteristics, Vocabulary Development, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy, Worksheets
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Career Resources Development Center, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Francisco)