ERIC Number: ED413799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Building School-to-Work into the Adult ESOL Curriculum.
Seminole Community Coll., Sanford, FL.
A draft of the Seminole Community College (Florida) school-to-work curriculum developed by the department of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is presented. The curriculum emphasizes use of computers and computer-assisted instruction for learning English and is designed to help students develop practical, employment-related skills and workplace vocabulary. The first section delineates the specific language and thinking skills, personal qualities, and workplace competencies targeted in the curriculum. Subsequent sections outline courses for ESOL instruction at four proficiency levels: basic, beginning, intermediate, advanced, and intensive. Several courses in English for special purposes (accent reduction, computer skills, and business English) are also outlined briefly. Each course outline includes school-to-work objectives and specific reading, cultural, writing, grammar, speaking, and listening skills to be taught. Presentation notes for a school-to-work curriculum teacher training workshop and a list of computer and language laboratory materials used in the curriculum are also included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Communication, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Design, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Job Skills, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Multimedia Instruction, Pronunciation Instruction, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational English (Second Language)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Seminole Community Coll., Sanford, FL.