ERIC Number: ED248717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Job-Related English as a Second Language.
Smith, Nancy E.
One program model for limited English proficient (LEP) adults incorporating job-related English as an important component is bilingual vocational education, authorized by the federal Vocational Education Act. Its objective is to make LEP adults more employable by teaching them both English and job skills. Such a project uses a team of two teachers, a vocational and a language instructor. A major advantage of this model is that students do not have to wait to learn English in order to learn job skills. Experience has shown that the employment rate of participants is higher than average, and that participants' earnings tend to keep pace with inflation. Many techniques and resources designed for these programs can also be adapted for other adult education and LEP program use. Available program planning and implementation materials cover such topics as (1) components to be considered in planning, administering, and evaluating programs; (2) overcoming obstacles to full trainee participation; (3) language teaching techniques specifically for job-related English, (4) identifying occupations in which foreign language skills are an asset, (5) vocational oral proficiency testing, and (6) strategies for using external program resources. Titles, sources, and names of contacts for obtaining these materials are provided. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.