ERIC Number: ED425661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Is That All There Is? Allocating Time and Staff. SCANS Plans Portfolio.
Erikson, Erik; Griffith, Emily
Classroom techniques for teaching vocational English as a Second Language to hotel housekeepers are offered. The materials consist of a list of specific performance outcomes (use of content language to make verb/object combinations of hotel housekeeping tasks, use of functional language to create communication strategies for negotiation and planning), communication teaching points, and targeted SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) competencies, and a ten-step procedure for teachers to use in preparing and implementing an instructional unit. The steps cover such activities as anticipating student needs, preparing materials, building language use patterns in the classroom, forming student teams or groups, building discussions within groups, using independent study, setting goals, debriefing the groups, evaluating progress, and celebrating accomplishment. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Cooperative Learning, English (Second Language), Hospitality Occupations, Hotels, Housekeepers, Independent Study, Interpersonal Communication, Literacy Education, Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Small Group Instruction, Student Evaluation, Student Projects, Vocabulary Development, Vocational English (Second Language)
Spring Institute for International Studies, 1610 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218; Web site: http://www.springinstitute.com
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Spring Inst. for International Studies, Wheat Ridge, CO.