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 Materials
VII. 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
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