Wrigley_Workforce ESL for LESLLA


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Wrigley_Workforce ESL for LESLLA

  1. 1. Preparing the LESLLA Learner<br />For/In the Workforce<br />International Perspectives<br />
  2. 2. Session Format<br />Review of employment training opportunities and support for new immigrants in each country:<br />USA- Heide Spruck Wrigley, Laura Smith-Hill<br />Denmark – Gunna Funder Hansen<br />Canada (Alberta) Val Millar<br />Netherlands – WillemijnStockmann<br />Finland -- TainaTammelin-Laine<br />Small group discussions – share your experiences<br />Displaced workers learning English for Work<br />Final wrap up <br />2<br />
  3. 3. Training Refugees in South Dakota <br />(ESL plus Pre-Employment and Job Skills) <br />
  4. 4. LESLLA Students in the US Workforce<br />Pathways and Models<br />
  5. 5. Training<br />(Literacy)<br />Low <br />Beginning <br />ESL<br />High<br />Beginning <br />ESL <br />Several levels of Life Skills ESL <br />GED<br />Conventional Sequential Model<br />Students go through a series of levels <br />No designated exit points – you leave when you feel you are done (about 60 to 1O0 hours)<br />Students who persist through the GED may still not be ready for job skills training<br />
  6. 6. Newer Models Integrate <br />Language, Literacy and Math <br />Within the Context of Work or Training <br />
  7. 7. Pre-Training Model <br />Additional Training<br />ESL for Work or Training<br />Technical Training<br />Job<br />Technical <br />Math<br />Supportive Services<br />
  8. 8. Comprehensive Integrated<br />
  9. 9. Integrating ESL and Technical Training in the Same Class<br />IBEST Integrated Model<br />Additional Training<br />ABE/ESL Instruction<br />______<br />Technical Training<br />ABE/ESL for Training<br />Job<br />Supportive Services<br />
  10. 10. What Works in Transition<br />
  11. 11. I-BEST San Diego Community College<br />
  12. 12. What work-related services and support is available in your country for new immigrants? <br />For how long is this provided? <br />Is it sufficient to live on?<br />What employment and training opportunities exist in your country to help immigrants obtain work? <br />What support are available to support workers and help them improve their skills once they become employed?<br />12<br />Discussion Questions<br />
  13. 13. What resources and professional development are available for teachers?<br />Are there enough jobs available for all who seek them? <br />Is it accepted in your country to have a permanent group of unemployed? For how long?<br />13<br />Discussion Questions (continued)<br />
  14. 14. Rosanne: My First Job<br />
  15. 15. ESL in the Workplace<br />
  16. 16. English Under the ArchesContextual Integrated Blended Language Learning<br />
  17. 17. Blended Instruction<br />English Under the Arches Innovations:Blended Instruction<br />
  18. 18. Curriculum Design Considerations<br />Sociological Factors<br />• Team interaction enhances ESL effectiveness<br />• Same group/instructor for duration of program level builds comfort and allows for risk-taking<br />• Supportive environment promotes persistence<br />Learner Factors<br />•Working adults with little extra time to go to classes<br />• Proficient in the native language (L1)<br /><ul><li>Varying rates of schooling in the home country
  19. 19. Strongly motivated to learn and succeed</li></ul>Curriculum Design Considerations<br />Psychological Factors<br /><ul><li>Fear of looking ignorant and making mistakes</li></ul>• Sponsor for each participant<br />• Restaurant management support<br />Business Factors<br />• Speed to productivity<br />• Measurable store impact<br />• Scalable<br />• Class time “on the clock”<br />Fast Prototyping<br />
  20. 20. PBL for Workers<br />