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Services - Professional Development Workshops

English that Works: Designing and Delivering Workforce ESL Instruction

Are learners facing communication challenges in their work environments? Are they bewildered by aspects of culture and communication in their workplaces?

Participants explore skills needed by adult English language learners to get, stay, and thrive in the workplace through needs assessment and task analysis. Through readings, activities, and strategic planning, practitioners prepare to provide both the language and cultural information needed for success in the U.S. workforce and plan lessons accordingly. As an assignment, they try out these strategies with their students and share the activities they tried with other participants. They also explore additional strategies to help students acquire linguistic and cultural information needed in various work environments and examine elements of language needed to ensure success in various career pathways.

Participants develop and deliver effective lessons to enhance communication skills needed in the workplace.

Expected outcomes:

  • Develop needs assessments and task analysis for general workforce sectors.
  • Plan and deliver lessons that provide opportunities to practice language needed on the job.
  • Investigate workplace culture and communication and integrate this knowledge into lessons.

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CAL staff will work with you to customize our services to meet your special requirements and budget.
For more information:
Call: 202-355-1556

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