ERIC Number: ED318296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
English in the Garment Shops.
This text for limited-English-speaking workers in the garment industry consits of illustrated vocabulary words, grammar lessons, narratives or brief readings, and exercises on employment-related topics. The first section focuses on shop talk, including job-specific vocabulary, simple expressions and explanations, social language, seeking and giving information orally or on forms, job titles and duties, daily schedules and expressions of time, individuals in the immediate work space, the plant, expressing opinions or describing problems, and telephone skills. The second section addresses workers' rights and unions. Topics in this section include identifying problems and describing them to the floorlady, filling out and filing workman's compensation reports, describing working conditions and problems to a supervisor, asserting oneself on compensation issues, expressing needs and problems to the union steward, describing health problems, understanding and expressing basic union and civil rights, understanding union struggles for rights, and making changes using union grievance and other procedures. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Compensation (Remuneration), Daily Living Skills, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment, Fashion Industry, Information Seeking, Instructional Materials, Labor Education, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Second Language Instruction, Self Expression, Supervisors, Telephone Usage Instruction, Unions, Vocabulary Development, Vocational English (Second Language), Work Environment, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Massachusetts Univ., North Dartmouth. Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center.