ERIC Number: ED380645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Developing Communication in the Workplace for Non-Native English Speakers.
Nichols, Pat; Watkins, Lisa
This curriculum module contains materials for conducting a course designed to build oral and written English skills for nonnative speakers. The course focuses on increasing vocabulary, improving listening/speaking skills, extracting information from various written texts (such as memos, notes, business forms, manuals, letters), and developing writing skills, and learning to communicate on self-directed teams and with supervisors. The following materials are included: course rationale, list of preliminary goals and objectives, instrument to assess participants' needs for training in oral communication skills, list of job-related idioms, information on cross-cultural dialogues in the workplace, 36 lesson plans, learning activities, and self-evaluation and peer review checklists. Each lesson plan contains a statement of the grammar, social, job-related language and literacy, and/or cross-cultural skills covered in the lesson and detailed instructions for conducting journal entry, cross-cultural, ice-breaker, and other types of oral and written activities. Most lesson plans also call for introducing an idiom of the day and completing an evaluation form. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Behavioral Objectives, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Educational Games, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, Idioms, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Listening Skills, Literacy Education, Second Language Programs, Speech Skills, Two Year Colleges, Vocabulary Development, Workplace Literacy, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Community Coll. and Occupational Education System, Denver.; Pikes Peak Community Coll., Colorado Springs.
Note: For related documents, see CE 068 599-610.