ERIC Number: ED425287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace English as a Second Language Curriculum Guide for Juno Lighting, Inc.
Garcia, Paula; Sharma, Shobha; Wilson, Sallie
This curriculum guide was developed for a 150-week worker-centered, holistic course in language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) for workers at the Juno Lighting plant in Chicago, many of whom are immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, and other Latin American countries. The curriculum is a guide to lesson planning and topic development. Objectives, vocabulary, language skills, lesson ideas, and suggested materials are included with each unit. The units center on the following 16 themes: describing job steps; tools and their uses; giving instruction and asking for clarification; describing defects; reporting a problem; attendance policy and point system; making requests; calling in sick (body parts, describing illness); accidents at work; safety rules; mathematics and numbers; understanding paychecks; forms at work; union benefits; review; and posttesting. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Labor Education, Learning Activities, Listening Skills, Literacy Education, On the Job Training, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods, Vocational English (Second Language), Whole Language Approach, Workplace Literacy, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees.; Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Teachers' Center.