Work Skills for ESL Students

A combination of language development and workforce preparation provides ESL students the skills to get a job and move into higher-wage jobs at a faster pace. Our Workforce Preparation classes help students look for, find, apply for jobs, and navigate the American workplace.

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Workforce Prep Classes Include:

  • ESL Workforce Readiness Skills – Basic
    • Ask about job openings
    • Complete a job application
    • Practice job interview skills
    • Learn basic technologies such as Microsoft Word and e-mail
  • ESL Workforce Readiness Skills – Advanced
    • Communicate with customers, co-workers, and managers
    • Read and understand work manuals, job descriptions, etc.
    • Conduct and analyze a career inventory
    • Expand technology and Internet skills
  • ESL Workplace Advancement Skills – Basic
    • Develop communication and problem-solving skills
    • Complete accurate workplace forms
    • Identify various workplace tools
    • Demonstrate appropriate workplace etiquette
  • ESL Workplace Advancement Skills – Advanced
    • Identify and analyze sources of information about expectations and cultural awareness
    • Demonstrate effective written language skills related to professional communication
    • Demonstrate effective oral language skills related to professional communication
    • Read and interpret professional workplace materials
    • Demonstrate computer skills in using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software,  as well as the Internet