ERIC Number: ED426205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
National Workplace Literacy Program. Garment-Related Bilingual (English & Chinese) T.V. Broadcast Lessons. Book I: Episodes 1-15.
Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc., New York, NY.
This publication contains a series of 15 garment-related bilingual (English and Chinese) television broadcast lessons produced by the National Workplace Literacy Program of Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. (Other partners were the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and the Greater Blouse, Skirt and Undergarment Association in cooperation with SinoVision, a Chinese television station and production company.) The objective of these television lessons is to teach garment-related English terminology to the garment workers who cannot attend classes in the program and to arouse their interest in learning more English. Each lesson is approximately 10-15 minutes in length. They usually begin with a hostess introducing basic garment-related English terms. A real life story follows that incorporates the new vocabulary and their usage. At the end of the lesson, garment-related terminologies are reviewed. A test is included. To facilitate the learning process, all lessons have English and Chinese subtitles. Topics of the 15 lessons are as follows: job titles and job descriptions, parts I and II; garment-making process; principal parts of a sewing machine; problems with a sewing machine; sewing techniques, parts I and II; closures; men's clothing; women's clothing; seasonal clothing; different parts of a garment; measurement and size; fabric materials and care requirements; and reading specification sheets. Answer keys and a glossary are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Broadcast Television, Chinese, Communication Skills, English (Second Language), Fashion Industry, Literacy Education, Needle Trades, Partnerships in Education, Second Language Instruction, Sewing Machine Operators, Tests, Vocabulary Development, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: For Book II, see CE 077 694. For related project reports, see CE 077 782-783.