One of a series of workplace education modules, this module includes assessment instruments and classroom activities for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in the workplace. First, an overview is provided, describing issues unique to teaching ESL in the workplace. Five levels of difficulty are then described for module activities (i.e., beginning, beginning/intermediate, intermediate, intermediate/advanced, and advanced) and four sample instruments are provided for assessing students' language level, including an oral assessment form, a written test, an informal language inventory, and a reading and writing assessment test.The bulk of the module then provides 60 classroom exercises related to the following notional or functional categories: (1) idioms; (2) making introductions; (3) conveying personal information; (4) workplace rules and safety; (5) illness/injury; (6) parts of the body; (7) location and directions; (8) seasons; (9) food; (10) transportation and travel; (11) time; (12) grammatical categories, including adjectives, articles, count and non-count nouns, parts of speech, prepositions, and pronouns; (13) pronunciation; (14) question formation; (15) reading prediction; (16) vocabulary; (17) present continuous, simple present, future, conditional, and imperative verb tenses; (18) phrasal verbs; (19) recognizing verb tense; and (21) infinitives and gerunds. Each activity includes a description of intended learning goals, the difficulty level, the recommended group size, the time needed, and necessary materials.
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