ERIC Number: ED474703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
At Work in the U.S.: Readings and Language for Job Success. Teacher's Resource Guide [and] Student Book [and] Audio Component.
Vacco, Ellen; Jablon, Paula
This document consists of a teacher's resource guide, student book, and an accompanying audio component intended to help beginning-level adult English-as-a-second-language (ESL) learners gain the general language skills and cultural understanding they need to function successfully in the U.S. workplace. The lessons address the following commonly encountered workplace topics and key issues: (1) expressing personal information (filling out forms, meeting new people at work); (2) dealing with job procedures and benefits (schedules, paychecks); (3) working safely (following safety rules, reporting problems); and (4) understanding workplace culture (learning to work with others, getting a performance review). The teacher's resource guide contains the following items: (1) a program overview that lists key features of the program and its four lessons, including detailed guidelines on meeting multiple learning styles and adapting lessons to specific workplace settings; (2) lesson notes; (3) unit tests; (4) photocopy masters; and (5) answer keys. The student book contains 16 lessons, a list of the listening exercise prompts found on in the audio component, and an answer key. The audio component includes prompts for all listening activities, along with vocabulary lists and reading passages from each lesson. It provides aural reinforcement for reading comprehension, models natural speech, and helps build listening skills. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Beginning Reading, Behavioral Objectives, Career Education, Definitions, Employment Practices, English (Second Language), Fringe Benefits, Functional Literacy, Guidelines, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Occupational Safety and Health, Organizational Culture, Second Language Instruction, Success, Teaching Guides, Vocabulary, Vocational Adjustment, Work Environment, Workbooks, Workplace Literacy
New Readers Press, P.O. Box 35888, Syracuse, NY 13235-5888 (Teacher's Guide: ISBN-1-56420-394-8-4, $27.50; Student Book: ISBN-1-56420-393-X, $11.50; Audio Component, $17). Tel: 800-448-8878 (Toll Free); Fax: 866-894-2100 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.newreaderspress.com/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Audio component is not available from ERIC. For correlations with SCANS skills: http://www.newreaderspress.com/support/awus/At%20Work%20in%2 0the% 20U.S.%20scans.pdf.