ERIC Number: ED406852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
10 Lessons of Pre-Employment Skills for ESL Students, with a Bilingual English-Laotian Glossary and a Teacher's Guide (Upgraded Version).
Thuy, Vuong G.
The lessons are designed to give newly-arrived, limited-English-proficient Laotian immigrants to the United States linguistic and practical skills for gaining employment. An introductory section, in both English and Lao, outlines the origins and design of the materials. Ten lessons follow, each accompanied by a teacher's guide giving an overview, key work list, and suggestions for classroom procedures. The lessons, primarily in English, contain a list of objectives, a list of key words with Lao translations and context sentences, text on the topic, phrases to be used for discussion, and exercises. Lesson topics include: the job search (help-wanted ads and signs, employment agencies, networking through friends and family, writing letters, using the telephone); Using the want-ads; filling out a job application; writing business letters (application, cover, inquiry, thank-you); writing a resume; the job interview; Social Security and the W-4 form; reading the W-2 statement; reading a paycheck; and using and reconciling checking accounts. An answer key and bilingual English-Lao glossary are appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Banking, Business Communication, Communication Skills, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Glossaries, Immigrants, Interviews, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Lao, Laotians, Letters (Correspondence), Literacy Education, Newspapers, Payroll Records, Records (Forms), Resumes (Personal), Second Language Instruction, Taxes, Telephone Usage Instruction, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocational English (Second Language), Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indochinese-American Council.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security