ERIC Number: ED279906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
VESL (Vocational English as a Second Language): Making Employment Training Work for Limited-English Proficient Participants.
California State Univ., Long Beach.
This handbook is intended for use by those attending a one-day workshop dealing with planning and developing a vocational English as a second language (VESL) program. Materials provided to reinforce the following objectives are addressed during the workshop: identify the need issues that can be used in planning services and responding to requests for proposals, define VESL and identify the kinds of VESL, identify approaches that meet the needs of the limited-English proficient individual, list appropriate assessment instruments and methods for determining English language proficiency, demonstrate skills (program design and instruction) needed to implement a VESL program, and identify resources for implementation. The handbook is divided into the following five sections: data on the characteristics and educational needs of limited-English proficient persons and a compilation of VESL needs rationale resources; examinations of general occupational cluster and occupation-specific VESL; a table describing primary sources of vocational education/training and related instruction for limited-English proficient individuals; a guide to VESL instruction, which contains learning activities and information handouts based on the ESL, vocational, work experience, and workplace approaches; and the section from the GAIN manual that deals with ESL and VESL. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Job Training Coordinating Council, Sacramento.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Employment Preparation Div.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach.
Note: Some tables contain small print.