ERIC Number: ED392311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-29
Workplace ESL: Low Investment/High Yield Assessment and Customizing.
Messmer, Bet; Pemberton, Kristeen
A variety of materials and forms used in the development of vocational English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs for industry employees are provided, with little narrative information. They include: a list of criteria for teacher selection; forms for recording contacts with companies; a list of information sources and content areas and several forms to be used in curriculum needs assessment; forms for assessing specific workers' communication skill needs; guidelines for assessing workers' English language and communication skills; a questionnaire to determine workers' preferences for course content; a description of the first four class sessions of one course; a form for planning a lesson based on a teacher-selected scenario; a list of resources for needs assessment and curriculum development, background information on worker education, oral communication, cultural diversity, ESL instruction, and meeting and presentation skills; a list of statements adapted from a personnel policy manual and personnel assessments; a sample in-class reading comprehension test; a form for customizing company curricula; and some classroom instructional materials. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Development, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Personnel Policy, Program Design, Questionnaires, Reading Instruction, Records (Forms), Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teacher Selection, Vocational English (Second Language)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Clara Unified School District, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (29th, Long Beach, CA, March 26-April 1, 1995).