ERIC Number: ED248368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Project ESL/Careers Curriculum. Final Report 1983-1984.
Atlantic Community Coll., Mays Landing, NJ.
This curriculum guide was developed at Atlantic Community College as part of a program to facilitate the training of persons with limited English-speaking ability for jobs, especially jobs in Atlantic City casinos. The project aimed to teach job skills and life coping skills along with English. The curriculum guide contains 10 units. Approximately 60 percent of the guide is oriented toward vocational preparation for the following jobs: blackjack dealer, room attendant, vegetable cook, steward, bus person, and store room clerk. These units include skills needed in job hunting, such as reading want ads, completing a job application, and going to an interview. Skills needed on the job, such as completing a time sheet, reading a work schedule, telling time, and following and giving directions are included. The other 40 percent of the curriculum guide, which is oriented toward skills in everyday living, includes materials on personal identification, social conversation, community awareness, money management, housing, and transportation. Curriculum materials included in each unit are dialogues, vocabulary lists, tape and slide scripts, reading and mathematics exercises drawn from "real life" situations and exercise answers. Some materials are illustrated with line drawings. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Curriculum Guides, Daily Living Skills, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Interviews, Employment Potential, English (Second Language), Food Service, Hospitality Occupations, Hotels, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Job Training, Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Atlantic Community Coll., Mays Landing, NJ.