SRJC Course Outlines

6/30/2022 10:29:32 PMESL 724 Course Outline as of Spring 2022

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ESL 724Title:  VOCATIONAL ESL  
Full Title:  Vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages
Last Reviewed:12/10/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum0Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Provides English language development and cultural preparation of intermediate and advanced level non-native speakers for employment. Multi-level instruction includes group activities in listening, speaking, reading and writing for the workplace. Enrollment is open throughout the semester on a space available basis.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ESL 714

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Provides English language development and cultural preparation of intermediate and advanced level non-native speakers for employment. Multi-level instruction includes group activities in listening, speaking, reading and writing for the workplace. Enrollment is open throughout the semester on a space available basis.
(Non-Credit Course)

Recommended:Course Completion of ESL 714
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate oral and written language use necessary to communicate appropriately in the
    world of work.
2.  Demonstrate appropriate cultural behaviors required to interact and function in a work
3.  Utilize job-seeking skills effectively.
4.  Use community resources and demonstrate familiarity with internet skills pertaining to job
    search, job training and workers' rights.

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Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
1. Identify and communicate vocational information and goals pertaining to past, present, and
    future employment, verbally and in writing.
2. Read and fill out applications and forms related to the workplace.
3. Search for, identify, and follow up employment opportunities in person and by phone.
4. Communicate verbally with supervisors and co-workers regarding job duties, work
    instructions and safety procedures.
5. Understand and follow protocol to report or resolve safety issues verbally and in writing.
6. Know workers' rights, including wages, safety and breaks.
7. Refer to community resources pertaining to vocational training, goals, opportunities and

Topics and Scope
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I. Listening and Speaking Skills:
    A. Use culturally appropriate greetings, polite expressions, and registers of speech with
         managers, co-workers, customers, and personnel
    B. Ask for assistance, clarification, or information related to the job search by telephone or in
    C. Describe vocational and academic history, transferable skills, worker traits, and goals in a
         job interview
    D. Communicate with supervisors about absences, tardiness, work expectations, progress
         evaluations, promotions and safety issues
    E. Comprehend and respond to directions and commands, asking for clarification and/or
         checking for understanding in person or by phone
    F. Express opinions or grievances, communicating conflicts, negotiating a schedule,
         questioning or interrupting co-workers or supervisors, requesting clarification
    G. Explain workers' rights, including safety equipment, wages and breaks
II. Reading:
    A. Interpret signs and labels for directions, cautions, and warnings
    B. Read work schedules and time cards
    C. Comprehend written instructions, memos, procedures, or checklists at work
    D. Read job applications and resumes
    E. Comprehend evaluations at work
    F. Understand job search resources in the community and on-line, including classified ads,
         networking, job boards, employment agencies, etc.
    G. Read narratives and personal stories about work experiences and job search
III. Writing:
    A. Fill out paperwork related to job search, including online applications
    B. Write about work (narratives, experiences, goals, etc)
    C. Complete reports regarding work accidents, injuries or other problems including unsafe
         work conditions, harassment, or other situations/incidents

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1. Objective exams (1-2) and quizzes (0-8)
2. Preparation of student portfolio (1)
3. Use of technology such as the Internet, ESL websites and software to improve reading,
    listening, vocabulary, spelling, conversation and pronunciation skills related to the world
    of work (ungraded)
4. Self-study through DVD viewing and corresponding homework packets that support
     communication in English pertaining to work issues and job search (ungraded)
Writing assignments (7 - 15), such as:
1. Work narratives
2. Written summaries of vocational, educational, and personal skills
3. Personal responses to interview questions and a summary of work, academic, and personal
4. Paragraphs
Problem-Solving assignments (5 - 15), such as:
1. Sample employment applications
2. Grammar exercises
3. Vocabulary development
Skill Demonstration assignments (7 - 21), such as:
1. Role-plays
2. Oral descriptions from pictures
3. Presentations of group and individual projects
4. Surveys and interviews
5. Recorded conversations
6. Accessing information from community resources
7. Compiling past employment information
8. Dictations

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 40%
Writing Assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Problem-solving Assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Skill Demonstrations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, quizzes, exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance, participation, student portfolio

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Road to Work: Applying and Interviewing. Magy, Ronna. New Readers Press. 2017
Road to Work: Succeeding on the Job. Magy, Ronna. New Readers Press. 2017
Oxford Picture Dictionary Workplace Skills Builder. 2nd ed. Adelson-Goldstein, Jayme and Sharpiro, Norma and Fuchs, Marjorie. Oxford University Press. 2014 (classic)
Ventures: Transitions Level 5.  Price, Donna and Savage, Lynn and Bitterlin, Gretchen. Cambridge University Press. 2010 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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