Construction: Intermediate ESL

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.

Elizabeth Andress
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation
Hubbs Adult Basic Education Center
Minnesota Department of Education and the FastTrack Bridge Project
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Resource Type
Instructional Material
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This 15+ hour construction curriculum contains instructional and support materials that build English language, technology, and soft skills within career-specific units of instruction.  Included are unit materials with instructor guidelines, unit benchmarks, instructions for a culminating activity, PowerPoint slides illustrating common tools, and short videos about working as a carpenter.  The course provides pre-bridge instruction in essential skills and vocabulary needed for success in the career preparation course, Introduction to Building Trades.

Benefits and Uses

Students will:  (1) Learn vocabulary related to tools and their use; (2) Organize information in a Venn diagram; (3) Create and present a PowerPoint presentation; (4) Demonstrate teamwork; (5) Ask questions; (6) Locate information on the Internet; (7) Calculate percentages; (8) Compare prices; and (9) Demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills appropriate for intermediate to upper level ESL.

Resource Notice

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.