ERIC Number: ED331330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
A Competency-Based Pre-Vocational English-as-a-Second-Language Curriculum Guide.
Smith, Beverly J.; Schirato, Faye E.
A curriculum guide for adult students of English as a Second Language is presented, in two versions, one for beginning and one for intermediate level skills. They are for use with students who need English listening and speaking skills to obtain and maintain employment. The guides are intended as frameworks for further development and adaptation. Within each version, numerous units focus on particular global behavioral objectives or competencies. Within these areas, more specific job-applicable skills and grammatical constructions are noted. Recommended resources are listed for each unit, and an annotated bibliography of recommended resources is included. Publishers' names, addresses, and order department telephone numbers are also listed. Beginner unit topics include: personal information; time and dates; money; directions; transportation; shopping; telephone usage; job identification; obtaining a job; job information; communication and interaction on the job; and safety. Intermediate unit topics include: personal information; occupation and duties; transportation; money; job search; starting a job; work attitudes; getting along; safety; and task performance. A chart of student performance level criteria is appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Daily Living Skills, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Literacy Education, Occupational Information, Occupational Safety and Health, Publishing Industry, Second Language Instruction, Telephone Usage Instruction, Vocational English (Second Language)
AdvancE, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Adult Education Resource Center, 333 Market Street, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Charities, Harrisburg, PA. Immigration and Refugee Services.