ERIC Number: ED388781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Advanced English as a Second Language for Manufacturing. P.R.I.D.E. People Retraining for Industry Excellence.
This workplace skills training course in English as a Second Language (ESL) identifies English problems for nonnative speakers and encourages students to practice speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills using company literature. Introductory material includes course description, objectives, topical outline, and evaluation. The course consists of 13 sessions, each of which has these components: objectives, topics, methods, evaluation, materials list, and information sheets and handouts. Pre- and post-class exercises are found at the end of the materials. Topics covered in the sessions include the following: grammar skills (simple past tense, present perfect, past perfect; present real conditionals, past real conditionals, past unreal conditionals; causative and permissive; negatives; use of some/any to avoid double negative); role plays (asking for instructions, giving instructions, reporting incidents in the workplace, expressing conditional statements); job focus (work vocabulary; work literature; company maps, material lists, Material Safety Data Sheets); and analytical skills (steps to problem solving, organizational skills, ability to discriminate among parts). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Guides, English (Second Language), Grammar, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Language Skills, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Workplace Literacy
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: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see ED 351 578-599, ED 368 968-988, and CE 070 164-183.