ERIC Number: ED326080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Workplace Literacy Core Curriculum for Beginning ESL Project Workplace Literacy Partners in Chicago.
Mrowicki, Linda; And Others
This curriculum was developed by a coalition of business and educational organizations, Project Workplace Literacy Partners in Chicago, to provide beginning workplace literacy instruction. The basic core curriculum is adaptable for use in a variety of workplace settings and in both job-specific and general work skills courses. The curriculum provides a resource list of competencies and a framework for instructional units from which teachers can develop a lesson plan. Content covers seven language use contexts, including: job performance; clarification/verification; work schedule/time sheet/paychecks; safety; general work-related interaction; social language; and general company language. Within each of these seven topic areas is a list of competencies and instructional units, which outline lesson content. Each instructional unit includes the following: the target competency; descriptions of one or two related situations; materials; vocabulary; grammatical structures for incorporation into learning activities; examples of spoken conversations or excerpts, with possible adaptations; and company-specific materials from actual worksites. A sample competency checklist and achievement test are appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Cooperative Programs, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Daily Living Skills, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Introductory Courses, Literacy Education, Program Descriptions, Vocabulary Development, Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Educational Cooperative, Des Plaines, IL.