Low English language proficiency impacts employee productivity, safety, and retention. Federal and state governments provide only a fraction of the funding needed for English language classes, and businesses have both the space and the financial means to offer this benefit to their Limited English Proficient workers. CLINIC offers the following resource to programs interested in pursuing partnerships with local employers willing to offer English language classes to their employees. The Creating a Workplace ELL Program toolkit includes program planning documents, examples of currently operating workplace ELL programs, sample marketing materials, and other resources to assist in implementing a workplace ELL program.
Also see CLINIC’s Creating a Citizenship Preparation Program  for information on implementing a legal and language program in-house.
Click on the chapters below to read sections of the Creating a Workplace ELL Program or click here  for the entire document.
I. The Need for Workplace ELL 
II. Benefits of Workplace English Language Training 
III. Program Needs for Workplace ELL Programs 
IV. Planning for your Workplace ELL Program 
V. Sample Workplace ELL Program Model 
VI. Examples of Workplace ELL Programs 
Planning for your Workplace ELL ProgramsTools and Other MaterialsVII. Tips for Approaching an Employer (RefugeeWorks) 
VIII. Tackling Employer Concerns (RefugeeWorks) 
IX. Sample Cover Letter to a Prospective Employer 
X. Workplace ELL Program Survey for Teachers 
XI. Workplace ELL Program Survey for Employers 
XII. Workplace ELL Resources (USCIS and others) 
XIII. Workplace ELL Sample Materials 
Questions? Contact Leya Speasmaker at firstname.lastname@example.org .