ERIC Number: ED359816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Vocational English as a Second Language and Office Skills. Curriculum Guide.
Roberts, Marie; Walton, Teresa
A 16-week, 600-hour Office Skills Training curriculum for limited English proficient (LEP) adults is presented. The course is divided equally between the vocational training component and the language component. It is recommended that students have an intermediate level of English language proficiency, but no experience in typing or filing is required. The curriculum provides a competency-based approach that identifies minimum performance criteria needed to function in a given situation. Lists of vocational competencies and language competencies are included in this text. An English-speaking aide is recommended for both the vocational and vocational English-as-a-Second-Language (VESL) component. The office skills component focuses on the following four units: keyboarding, filing, using calculators, and using a copier and facsimile machine. The VESL component includes such topics as: introductions and greetings, asking and answering questions, grammar, pronunciation, telephone skills, and safety in the workplace. A resource bibliography for both VESL and office skills is included. Appended are a vocabulary list for office skills, and keyboarding, filing, calculator, and communications handouts. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA. Office of Adult and Community Education.