ERIC Number: ED285626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Project BEST Vocational English as a Second Language Curriculum: Communication Skills in Training and Employment in Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning.
Herman, Barbara; Pankratz, David
Information is provided on the Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) component of Oakton Community College's Project BEST (Building Energy Systems Technology), a bilingual vocational training program designed to teach limited English proficient students of Polish or Hispanic origin the basics of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning in order to enable graduates to obtain entry-level jobs in the field. After part I describes Project BEST, part II provides a description of the VESL component of the program, highlighting its emphasis on spoken, job-related English. Part III offers suggestions and warns of pitfalls in incorporating technical English into instruction, while part IV provides an overview of the VESL curriculum, which focuses on the grammatical forms that students would be most likely to use on the job. Part V describes the program's VESL competency list and sheets, while part VI offers a profile of the students and details their progress. Part VII offers a curriculum and program evaluation. The final sections contain the Project BEST Vocational Competency List, part I, part II provides a the Project BEST VESL Competency List, VESL competency sheets and instructional materials, quizzes, and a bibliography. (EJV)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Air Conditioning, Bilingual Education Programs, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Employment Programs, Heating, Instructional Materials, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Job Training, Limited English Speaking, Polish, Program Evaluation, Refrigeration, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Vocational English (Second Language)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oakton Community Coll., Des Plaines, IL.
Note: For related documents, see ED 284 625 and JC 870 397.