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Unit 9: English for Specific Purposes, Vocational Language


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Summary

In this lesson, students work on an independent project. Each student researches a job and creates an interview dialog for someone trying to get that job. During class, the students practice their interview role-plays with one another. Then, they perform them with partners for other students in a small group.

As the first pair is doing their role play, the teacher stops to ask them to predict what the next question will be. Predicting is a learning strategy that can help academically as well as in a real-life situation, such as a job interview.

They also give each other feedback, using the checklist. Large classes can still do this type of speaking activity by performing in pairs and small groups.

Teacher Preparation Video Transcript

This episode shows a model of teaching English for Specific Purposes and vocational use of English. Click on the image below to download a pdf of the transcript.

Let's Teach English Unit 9: English for Specific Purposes and Vocational Language
Let's Teach English Unit 9: English for Specific Purposes and Vocational Language

​Women Teaching Women English Text

Click on the image below to download a pdf of the student text and teacher manual. At the end of the ten-unit course, the whole book will be available for download.​

Women Teaching Women English Student Text Unit 9: Women at Work
Women Teaching Women English Student Text Unit 9: Women at Work

Women Teaching Women English Listening

These audio files go with Unit 9 of Women Teaching Women English. Click on the "Direct Link" button to the right of the player to download them.

Conversation: Women at Work

Reading: Women Starting Businesses

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The Let’s Teach English video series offers free online training for English language educators worldwide. It is based on the Women Teaching Women English text for adult, beginning level learners. Voice of America and the University of Oregon are partners on this project. The course includes:

  1. An introductory segment which summarizes the main topics of second language teaching and shows classroom examples of the topics.
  2. Ten 5-minute video episodes based on the units of Women Teaching Women English. Each of these episodes provides a model of communicative language teaching through simulated language classroom interaction.
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