ERIC Number: ED081938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
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Project BOLT--Final Report for the Experimental and Demonstration Phase of the Basic Occupational Language Training Program.
Puerto Rican Forum, Inc., New York, NY.
The Puerto Rican Forum's Basic Occupational Language Training (BOLT) program teaches English language skills to Spanish-speaking people, and Spanish language skills to English-speaking people. Special BOLT curricula emphasize high-skilled instructors, audio-visual and audio-lingual techniques, job-oriented vocabularies, and on-site instruction. Underway for three years, BOLT gives unemployed and underemployed people needed language tools to find and hold good jobs. Research data and follow-up evaluation demonstrate BOLT's effectiveness in teaching a second language, and its value in helping graduates enter the labor market. BOLT programs and language training technical assistance are available to both the public and private sectors from the Puerto Rican Forum. (Author)
Descriptors: Employment Problems, English (Second Language), Job Analysis, Labor Utilization, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Skills, Multilingualism, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, Spanish Speaking, Underemployment, Unemployment, Vocabulary Development
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-205 424 MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rican Forum, Inc., New York, NY.