ERIC Number: ED406866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating Workplace ESL Programs. PAIE Q & A.
Grognet, Alene Guss
Any employment-related English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program, whether conducted on the job or as pre-employment training, results from five steps: conducting a need analysis of the language and cultural awareness needed to perform successfully in the workplace; developing a curriculum, based on objectives, that identifies and prioritizes tasks and skills for verbal interaction on the job; planning instruction; determining instructional strategies that keep the class focused on objectives and learner-centered, and includes paired and group work; and formative and summative program evaluation. Workplace curriculum topics may include workplace communication expectations, following directions and instructions, job-specific terminology, cross- cultural issues, company organization and culture, and career development and training. Student evaluation methods include checklists for recording student progress, learner-generated learning logs, and individual learner portfolios containing student work samples, testing results, and self-analysis. Contains 19 references. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Inplant Programs, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Second Language Programs, Student Evaluation, Vocational English (Second Language)
National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, 1118 22nd Street N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.