ERIC Number: ED402795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Real Jobs for Real People. Student Book.
The guide was designed to help immigrants and refugees, learners of English as a Second Language, prepare for employment in the United States. While the focus is on development of job search, application, and work environment skills, development of appropriate vocabulary, some grammar, and communication skills are also emphasized. The materials consist of 13 topical instructional units, each containing background information, topic-related forms, dialogues, vocabulary, grammar practice, and some exercises. Unit topics include: learning about the local job market; what employers are looking for in a good worker; attitudes supporting success; work and welfare; paycheck deductions; preparing to look for a job; job search methods; filling out application forms; setting goals, writing resumes and personal information sheets; basic interview skills; what not to do in interviews; career planning; and on-the-job relationships. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Interviews, Employment Potential, Employment Practices, English (Second Language), Expectation, Grammar, Immigrants, Income, Interpersonal Communication, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, Language Skills, Records (Forms), Refugees, Resumes (Personal), Salaries, Skill Development, Taxes, Vocabulary Development, Vocational Education, Welfare Services, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno, CA.