ERIC Number: ED457707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Language, Employment, and Culture in the ESL Classroom. SCANS Plans.
This lesson guide argues that the focus of the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom should include all of the following: learning English, acquiring workplace skills, and developing a cross-cultural awareness. The renewed emphasis on employment-related ESL has created a growing interest in the competencies of the SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills). This guide goes over what these skills are, what benefits there are in integrating them into the ESL curricula, and what the possible drawbacks are. (Adjunct ERIC for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Class Activities, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Immigrants, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, National Programs, Outcome Based Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Workplace Literacy
For full text: http://www.springinstitute.com/elt/pdf/scanswin.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Spring Inst. for International Studies, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Government Performance and Results Act 1993