ERIC Number: ED342277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Job-Related Language Training for Limited English Proficient Employees: A Handbook for Program Developers and A Guide for Decision Makers in Business and Industry.
Thomas, Robert J.; And Others
This two-part manual is designed to assist employers who desire to retain, promote, or retrain their limited-English-proficient (LEP) workforce to meet the challenge of training and adaptation to job restructuring. This document contains manuals for both English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program developers and business/industry decision makers. Following a preview and planning guide checklist, chapters in the Handbook for Program Developers cover the following information: (1) conceptualizing and planning training programs; (2) training partnerships; (3) removing barriers to program participation by LEP employees; (4) trainee and program evaluation; (5) procedures for worksite-based literacy task analysis; (6) curriculum design and development; (7) methods and techniques of effective instruction; and (8) cross-cultural training in the workplace. The much briefer Guide for Decision Makers provides an overview of the most important features of workplace ESL programs. Its chapters cover training the emerging workforce, job-related English language training, recruiting and retaining workers in training programs, creating a partnership, and developing an action plan. Glossaries are included with each handbook. Contains 60 references. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Business, Check Lists, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Employee Assistance Programs, Employers, English (Second Language), Guidelines, Industry, Job Training, Limited English Speaking, Program Development, Questionnaires, Workplace Literacy
Development Assistance Corporation, 1415 11th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001 (set, $54.95 plus $5.00 shipping; guide only, $10.95 plus $2.00 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Assistance Corp., Washington, DC.