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ERIC Number: ED380645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CE 068 599-610.