Workplace English for adult ESL learners

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Workplace English for adult ESL learners. Needs analysis Developing corpus based materials Discussion. Directions: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Workplace English for adult ESL learners

Needs analysis

Developing corpus based materials

Discussion

Workplace English for adult ESL learners

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Doofer roast in a large pan until meat is tender and removes from the bone easily. (You can also use gladden frab, or frab hutter trakle) Brown frab in the pot with the talt and krub before adding the rest of the lamy. Hutter cooked frab into bite size pieces. Process 1/2 of the green sluppies until smooth. In the same large pan, melt the gan or afy grease. Add talt and krub ; booly until tender but not brown. Stir flour into the talt, krub and fat until flour flutle the oil or fat. Add glup or water. Cook and stir until mixture comes to boil and is slightly troople.

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Simmer roast in a large pan until meat is tender and removes from the bone easily. (You can also use diced pork, or pork cube steaks) Brown pork in the pot with the onion and garlic before adding the rest of the ingredients. Cube cooked pork into bite size pieces. Process 1/2 of the green chilies until smooth. In the same large pan, melt the lard or bacon grease Add onions and garlic; saut until tender but not brown. Stir flour into the onion, garlic and fat until flour absorbs the oil or fat. Add broth or water. Cook and stir until mixture comes to boil and is slightly thickened.Interviews&observations

Needs AnalysisInterviewsWhat do you think is the most difficult language skill for NNS to use at work? Please rate the following in order of difficulty (1 most difficult- 4 least difficult) Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. What materials do ELLs need to be able to read that are only available in English? Why are you living and working in Fort Collins?Have you ever worked in a kitchen before?

Observations1. The station and the kitchen duties as a wholeFood items, charts with station procedures, recipes, equipment2. With co-workersSmall talk3. With customersOrdering/servingQuestionsDigital Recipes from CSUHuge number of words (500,000)Contains specific vocabulary itemsIngredients, procedures, equipment, etc. Developing Corpus Based materialsDeveloping Corpus Based materialsLextutor to find most frequent vocabulary in recipesLextutor to analyze which frequent words are off list words (i.e. kitchen specific)

Developing Corpus Based materialshttp://www.lextutor.ca/

Developing Corpus Based materialsKitchen specific words with more than 500 occurrences in the corpusHow are these words used in the corpus? (i.e. collocations, part of speech, etc.)Example - panPan half pan, perforated pan, pizza pan, pan up, pan and serve

Developing Corpus Based materialsDigital corpusMost frequent words http://www.lextutor.ca/Most frequent words that are off list (related to your specific purpose)How are these words used in your corpus?

Developing Corpus Based materialsHow do you organize valuable vocabulary to make it user friendly for ELLs?Picture dictionaryCategoriesGeneral kitchenFood and ingredientsEquipmentTimes/Temperatures/WeightsHolding/Serving/StoringCooking and preparation

Developing Corpus Based materialsFeedback from international ELLs at CSUPictures and layout made it easy to followMany words that were used frequently at workAppreciated the use of the IPA

Could contain more ingredients and equipmentMissing information on clean up dutiesWould be helpful during new student training

LimitationsIf you just hand someone a book, without showing them the value, will they read it?Lacks any spoken language informationToo broad (all of CSUs kitchens)

ApplicationsVocabulary component to a larger WE curriculumOn the job training that incorporates languageSpecific to each individual kitchenJob aides

DiscussionWhat type of needs analysis would be appropriate in different settings?How could this process be valuable in different workplace settings?What type of digital corpora are available to us as teachers?Feedback for me? What am I missing?

Andy Fuller

Andrew.fuller@colostate.edu

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