ERIC Number: ED313536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Vocational English Language Training Resource Package.
Grover, Jane; Mrowicki, Linda
This document is intended to help service providers and state staff design, implement, and evaluate vocational English language training (VELT) programs for refugees who are not proficient in English. Section 1 is a user's guide that explains why VELT programs exist, states VELT assumptions, lists the benefits of VELT programs, and describes in detail the rest of the document. Section 2 provides information on the key components of VELT programs, steps in planning and implementing a VELT program, and VELT program costs. Section 3 describes three types of VELT: general, cluster, and occupation-specific. Section 4 offers decision trees that help in choosing one of the types of VELT described earlier. Appendix A contains 148 pages of information on resource programs and people who can provide assistance to VELT practitioners, administrators, and funding agencies. Each program listing identifies type of VELT, program name, address, phone number, contact person, history and goals, employment and training areas, organization, program and student support services, staff development activities, materials developed, instructional program, and networking and linkage. Each resource person listing provides a resume of VELT-related experience. Appendix B lists 57 pages of information on locally produced VELT materials that are noncommercial but available to other VELT professionals. The materials are categorized as either instruction, management and support, or bibliography. Appendix C contains information about the development of the document. Appendix D is a glossary of VELT-related terms. (CML)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Management Corp., Falls Church, VA.