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ERIC Number: ED533703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 110
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-8599-0372-X
Build up: ESOL for Construction
Basic Skills Agency
The Build Up: ESOL for Construction course was developed by Louise Cottom at Peterborough Regional College as part of the Basic Skills Agency's contribution to the ASSET UK Project. The course was designed to provide the students with a 60-hour general introduction to the construction industry in the UK and to develop the English language skills needed in the industry. The course materials were mapped to Entry 3 of the "Adult ESOL Core Curriculum". This was because the students on the course needed to be able to cope with complex vocabulary and grammar structures. Also, students who wish to go on to retrain or acquire further qualifications will need English language skills at Level 1 or above to give them the best chance of success. However, the materials can be adapted to cater for lower skill levels leading up to Entry 3. This paper presents a selection of the materials used on the course as a starting point for anyone planning an ESOL for Construction course. They include: (1) materials for the first half of the programme; (2) examples of learning plans and checklists used on the course; (3) notes for teachers; (4) the scheme of work used on the project (with curriculum references) as an example that teachers can adapt for different groups; and (5) two examples of lesson plans used on the course. While this paper includes notes for teachers, these are not intended to be prescriptive and it is hoped that they will use them flexibly and creatively.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Basic Skills Agency (England)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom