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ESOL Conference A Guide to organising workplace ESOL learning A short presentation and discussion on ESOL in the Workplace and WEAs ESOL Workplace Project and Guide
Archie Campbell Project Co-ordinator, ESOL in the Workplace, Workers’ Educational Association Tuesday 24 th November 2009
A Guide to Organising Workplace ESOL Learning Introduction WEA & Project Background The Project The Guide Questions/ discussion
Introductions… Anyone: –involved in Workplace ESOL? considering getting involved? –working in Community ESOL? –teaching ESOL in FE? –familiar with WEA? –looked at ESOL Workplace Guide? Workplace & Community classes e *
Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) –Long history of workplace learning –Forefront of workplace literacies –Innovators in ESOL Workplace Literacies –Close contacts with workers, trades unions and employers –Well positioned to help with in-migration and changing workplace
Scottish Government Social Research 2007 confirms that in-migration to Scotland is expected to increase, and that the economic and social importance and value of ESOL provision is a key factor in the successful integration of migrant workers.
The Adult ESOL Strategy for Scotland March 2007 Requires partners to ‘Work with employers, …and others to support and develop English for vocational purposes’.
Project Background Funded by Lifelong Learning Directorate of the Scottish Government 1/8 15 month duration AIS Model (Awareness; Identification; Solutions) 10 Partnership areas +
Awareness Raising Survey a sample number of employers to ascertain: –migrant workforce? –ESOL literacies learning issues? –addressing ESOL Literacies learning support for their workforce, and –interested in participating in Pilot Project?
Identification Design, pilot and refine an assessment tool that enabled tutors to identify the literacies practices, purposes and needs of ESOL literacies learners in the workplace. Select 20 workplaces in the public, private and voluntary sector in urban and rural settings to participate in the national pilot project.
Solutions Sessional tutor team Tutor Training Programme Course Framework * and learning materials
Solutions 20 pilot ESOL Workplace courses E & R Develop guidance Revise and publish
Timeline and Milestones Nov – Dec 2006 –Recruit Project Team –Organise Project Steering Group Jan – Mar 2007 –Produce targeted publicity flier and survey * Survey Leaflet Survey Leaflet –Identify employers and canvass them WPLTOs –Select employer partners –Begin development of Guide and Assessment Tool G+H+C
Timeline and Milestones Apr - Jun 2007 –Work with employers to identify learners –Assess learners using new Assessment Tool Stn –Set up learning provision –Design 2 day Tutor Training Course Tutor Training Plan Tutor Training Plan –Recruit Sessional Tutor Team –Hold 2 x 2 Day Residential Training events ** 20
Timeline and Milestones Jul – Aug 2007 –Start delivery of courses –Begin development of Teaching Resources + Sep – Dec 2007 –Evaluation of Courses and course materials + –Refining of Guide and Resources Jan 2008 –Finalise and publish Guide to Organising Workplace ESOL and Resource Pack
Example company/ scenario 3 different sets of questions based on one employer. –Work in groups –10 minutes to discuss? –Feedback Group A Case Study A.doc * Case Study A.doc Group B Case Study B.doc * Case Study B.doc Group C Case Study C.doc * Case Study C.doc
A Guide to Organising Workplace ESOL Learning (The Guide) Who’s it for? How do I use it? How can it help? Where can I access it?
A Guide to Organising Workplace ESOL Learning (The Guide) What is it?* G –A helpful resource filled with practical advice, tips and ideas, sound counsel and support. –Designed to facilitate the development and delivery of a range of good quality bespoke ESOL learning provision.
Made up of ESOL in the Workplace: –Guide * Guide Guide 8 Steps, Case Studies, Examples etc –Appendices * Apps Apps Assessments, Forms, Templates and Checklists –Resources * Resources Resources 30 complete lessons on the language of: –the workplace environment; the staff handbook; Health and Safety; and social interaction.
Practical examples Development; Delivery; Completion and Evaluation How to: –make contact with employers Letters, leaflets, posters, agreeing terms –gather the right information Learner assessment to facilitate split of classes –benefit learners and employer Clear process, agreed roles and responsibilities –maximise chance of success GuideApps Resources GuideApps Resources Based on years of experience!
ESOL Guide is available on-line: ALOScotland.com –http://www.aloscotland.com/alo/viewresource.htm?id=819
And finally…… Look through Guide, Appendices and Resources Pack –Feel free to take bits out and share around (but make sure everything goes back in!) –Take 10 minutes and feedback Feedback – Is it useful? How could it be improved?
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