ELL - ELL 2 Bridging Life and Work

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.
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Author(s): 
Ronald M. Hubbs Center for Adult Basic Education in St. Paul, Minnesota
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
Minnesota Department of Education and the FastTrack Bridge Project
Published: 
2010
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Skill Level: 
NRS EFL 2--ESL Low Beginning ESL
NRS EFL 3--ESL High Beginning ESL
Abstract: 

Bridging Life & Work (Low Bridge Prep) is part of a sequence of courses that provides a bridge from literacy-level English Language Learners (ELL) programming to entry level work and career pathways preparation courses currently offered at the Hubbs Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Bridging Life & Work (Low Bridge Prep) includes a series of lessons on various topics for beginning literacy and low to high beginning ESL to prepare students to enter bridge programs.  Activities consist of thematic, CASAS-aligned units of instruction. Lesson topics include:  (1) Introductions & Personal Information; (2) School; (3) Daily Lives: Weather & Clothing; (4) Food: Shopping; (5) Community; (6) Housing; (7) Health; (8) Work-Job Search; and (9) Healthy Living: Nutrition & Restaurant.  This is the start of a sequence of four courses in a bridge program providing a bridge from literacy-level ELL programming to entry level work and occupational preparation courses currently offered at the Hubbs Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Additional stages of the bridge sequence are included in this ACP Resource Center.  These additional stages include:  Bridge Prep, Bridge I, and Bridge II.

Benefits and Uses: 

The goal of the Saint Paul ABE EL Civics Program is to provide a bridge from literacy-level ELL programming to entry-level work and occupational preparation courses.

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.