ERIC Number: ED439239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
From Welfare to Work: Dynamic Lesson Plans for ESL Learners. Final Report. Fiscal Year 1998-99 [and] From Welfare to Work: Lessons for ESL Learners.
Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
This document combines a final project report and the resulting guidebook of 20 lesson plans for English as a second language (ESL) instructors to help learners work within the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) system and acquire effective job readiness strategies, choose a career path, and pursue employment. The report describes the problem, goals, procedures, objectives met, evaluation instruments, and dissemination. The lessons were tested in three Center for Literacy ESL classes. Each lesson has the following components: title; brief introduction; purpose; skills stressed; materials; vocabulary; and method. In Part 1, The TANF System, there are 10 lessons on what TANF is; other supportive services; finding the county assistance office; filling out the application for benefits; agreement for mutual responsibility; meeting with the caseworker; exemptions; responsibilities while on TANF; rights of the TANF recipient; and citizenship issues. The 10 lessons of Part 2, Job Readiness Strategies, cover availability for work; choosing a career; writing a resume; reading a job advertisement; writing a business letter; calling about a job; preparing for the interview; filling out the employment application; asking and answering interview questions; and first days on the job. Appendixes provide materials required to complete the lessons. (Contains 12 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Choice, Education Work Relationship, Eligibility, Employment Interviews, Employment Potential, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Job Search Methods, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Non English Speaking, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
AdvancE, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 717-783-9192.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families