ERIC Number: ED210484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Apply Now. Pre-Vocational Lessons in ESL.
Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Education.
Designed for use with the occupational knowledge section of the Indiana adult basic education curriculum guide entitled "Learning for Everyday Living," this textbook contains 10 units of English-as-a-second-language (ESL) materials that address specific listening, speaking, reading, and writing tasks aimed at strategies related to job hunting and development of attitudes for job satisfaction and promotion. It is not an introductory textbook. Rather, it assumes an intermediate knowledge of the pronunciation and basic sentence patterns of English as well as a knowledge of the vocabulary of everyday life. Covered in the individual units are the following topics: identifying sources of information that may lead to employment, determining the scope and requirements of various job classifications, preparing for interviews, completing job applications and related forms, developing good work attitudes, understanding typical American work environments, developing strategies to hold a job and obtain promotions, coping with unemployment, and preparing for retirement. Each unit contains readings and dialogs, followed by reading and comprehension exercises as well as activities designed to promote free oral and written production by students. (The curriculum guide and a report outlining the development and validation of the textbook are available separately--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Employment Interviews, Employment Qualifications, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Prevocational Education, Promotion (Occupational), Reading Skills, Retirement, Unemployment, Vocabulary Skills, Work Attitudes, Work Environment, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Adult and Community Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana