ERIC Number: ED392310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
General Workplace Curriculum Guide: English as a Second Language for the Workplace.
Garcia, Paula; And Others
The guide outlines program design and curricula for a series of workplace education courses for limited-English-proficient adult immigrants. The courses are designed to raise basic skills in reading, writing, mathematics, problem-solving, and communication. Sections describe the program's target audience, objectives, goals, design, staff, theory and philosophy, methodology and materials, ideas for student-centered activities, suggestions for maximizing student participation, and evaluation techniques. Curricula are then charted for each of five instructional themes: work issues/workplace communication; work forms; quality control; company rules; and workplace health and safety. Within each of these themes, specific goals, language skills, lesson ideas and activities, and recommended materials are detailed. Following these are the objectives and/or specialized vocabulary lists for eight different light manufacturing companies participating in the program. A bibliography lists additional worker-centered student texts and resource and teachers' guides. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, English for Special Purposes, Immigrants, Inplant Programs, Interpersonal Communication, Job Skills, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Occupational Safety and Health, Organizational Communication, Personnel Policy, Problem Solving, Program Design, Quality Control, Reading Instruction, Records (Forms), Second Language Programs, Staff Development, Teaching Methods, Unions, Vocabulary Development, Vocational English (Second Language), Work Environment, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Teachers' Center.; Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, Chicago, IL.