ERIC Number: ED383235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
VESL for Industrial and Technical Training (VITT) Curriculum: Student Materials [and] Instructor's Guide.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
This student workbook and teacher's guide are for a vocational English-as-a-Second-Languge (VESL) course designed to prepare limited-English-speaking students for vocational training programs in industrial and technical fields. The curriculum focuses on the general technical English most critical in making the transition from English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses to vocational courses in which English is the language of instruction. Study skills and test-taking skills are also emphasized. The student workbook contains eight instructional units on the following topics: definitions and classifications; physical and spatial descriptions; functional descriptions; process descriptions; definitions, examples, and classifications; comparative descriptions; non-sequential instructions; and sequential instructions. Each unit contains a list of skill objectives, visual aids, an outline of the lecture to accompany the unit, readings, and worksheets. Notes on test-taking strategies are appended. The instructor's guide begins with an overview of the curriculum and offers suggestions for organization of materials, classroom instruction, and student evaluation. The core of the guide includes specific guidelines for classroom activities, language use, vocabulary, and use of corresponding student worksheets, lecture texts, readings, and answer keys to student worksheets for each of the eight units. Test-taking strategy notes are also appended here. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Language Patterns, Language Usage, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Second Language Instruction, Study Skills, Teaching Guides, Test Wiseness, Vocabulary Development, Vocational English (Second Language)
Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse, Western Illinois University, Horrabin Hall 46, Macomb, IL 61455.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.