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  1. 1. ICE Induction to Communication in English
  2. 2. ICE Induction to Communication in English <ul><li>ICE is not a course, it’s a method </li></ul><ul><li>ICE is a set of linked processes to kick-start the acquisition of English </li></ul><ul><li>ICE is a way of promoting experiential learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. ICE Who is it for? <ul><li>ICE assumes that the learner has: </li></ul><ul><li>Good learning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Some, but possibly minimal English </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Someone to support them </li></ul><ul><li>Limited opportunities for formal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to interact with English Speakers </li></ul>
  4. 4. ICE Who is it for? <ul><li>Migrant workers – specifically EU migrants </li></ul><ul><li>Employers who want to support their migrant workforce </li></ul><ul><li>People whose lifestyle prevents long-term commitment to learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. ICE What are the components? <ul><li>Automated Initial Assessment (known as EALTS) </li></ul><ul><li>Trained Supporters </li></ul><ul><li>Training programmes for supporters </li></ul><ul><li>A Network of ESOL tutors for the Supporters </li></ul><ul><li>Customised Learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Automated Formative Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Automated ‘final’ assessment with employer recognition </li></ul>
  6. 6. ICE – what are the components? ICE Materials: Workbooks, Worksheets, Audio-Visual, On-line Discussion Groups Recruitment Support Practice A&G/Progression Workplace/Community Supporters Training Programme ESOL Tutor Support Network Formative and ‘Final’ Assessment English Automated Language Testing System ( EALTS ) Initial Assessment
  7. 7. Funding ICE <ul><li>Deliberately NOT eligible for mainstream funds when stand-alone </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for ESF funding </li></ul><ul><li>Can be delivered alongside or before, to enhance other training </li></ul><ul><li>Cost-effective for employers to support </li></ul>
  8. 8. ICE & Alternatives Short-term Not designed for settled communities Limited Contexts Only for some Limited availability Longish-term Funding limited Capacity Issues Very long-term Funding restricted Capacity Issues Cons Contextualised for workplace Learner-driven Customised materials Flexible Learner-driven Self-contained Progression clear Medium-term Few materials Progression clear Extensive materials Pros Very Low Moderate High Very High Costs No mainstream Awkward Moderate High Funding ICE On-line, (eg ELLIS) ESOL for Work S4L ESOL
  9. 9. ICE Costs <ul><li>Training of Supporters/Tutor Support </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Materials/Website </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Automated Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Available as a package or as components through the SW-SFLU </li></ul><ul><li>Notional unit cost of £200 - £400 </li></ul><ul><li>Local projects may have other costs </li></ul>
  10. 10. EALTS English Automated Language Testing System <ul><li>How does it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Select an identification number from your on-line account and give it to the individual to be assessed, together with an instruction sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>The individual calls the free number at any convenient time 24/7, and is asked for their identification number </li></ul><ul><li>The test takes place over the phone (10–20 mins) </li></ul><ul><li>About two minutes later, their results appear against their name in your on-line account </li></ul>
  11. 11. EALTS English Automated Language Testing System What do the test results look like? Scores are given, matched to plain English descriptions For example: Overall 36-45 (equivalent to pre-entry ESOL) “ Test-taker can handle short utterances using common words and simple structures, but has difficulty following a native-paced conversation. Pronunciation may sometimes not be intelligible; test-taker speaks slowly and pauses, but can convey basic information to a co-operative listener. ”
  12. 12. EALTS English Automated Language Testing System As well as an overall score, separate scores are given for grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and fluency For example: Pronunciation 37-54 (equivalent to Entry Level 2 ESOL) “ Test-taker consistently mispronounces certain consonants and vowels. Speech is mostly intelligible, but some listeners will need to adjust to the accent. Stress may be placed incorrectly in some words, or stress placement may be ambiguous.”
  13. 13. How to get involved <ul><li>Contact [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>EALTS (beta)- </li></ul><ul><li>Unit Website - </li></ul>