ERIC Number: ED364121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Work and Your Life. An Adult ESL Instructional Unit (Lessons in Work/Life Planning).
Benice, Sylvia P.
The 11-lesson instructional unit, "Work and Your Life," is designed for adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students at intermediate to advanced levels. Its focus is on the student's exploration of work and other lifestyle issues. The teacher functions as the facilitator or guide, while the student uses self-knowledge and outside resources to make adjustments to the realities of the American workplace. Portions of the unit can be used separately, and lessons can be modified to meet particular student needs. The general unit outline is as follows: (1) introduction and determination of unit goals; (2) goals and values--generalized; (3) individual exploration of goals and values; (4) work and individual values--U.S. specific; (5) more information about work in the United States--values; (6) using the library as a resource; (7) presenting information about work in the United States; (8) utilizing people as resources; (9) looking at individual interests; (10) self-assessment of skills; and (11) recognizing accomplishments. A sample activity for lesson 3, "Time--How Do You Use It?", is appended. Contains 13 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (27th, Atlanta, GA, April 13-17, 1993).