Useful Workplace Web Links
- ESLgold provides hundreds of pages of free English teaching and learning
materials for both students and teachers. All resources are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access.
- Speakspeak Vocabulary Library
This site contains references of words commonly used in both Business and general English.
- Workplace Resource Center contains curricula and
downloads that can help you with your lesson plans.
Recommended Workplace Skills Books
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English ASAP: Connecting English to the Workplace by Shirley Bond. Steck-Vaughn, 2000.
This series, with audiocassettes, helps students learn about working in the United States.
Working in English: Beginning Language Skills for the World of Work by Marianne Brems.
Contemporary Books, 1991. Useful information relating to finding and keeping a job using speaking and listening skills.
You're Hired! Books One and Two: Charting Your Career Path and You're Hired! Book Two: Getting the Right Job by Marilyn Clark, John Mahaffy, Michael St. John and Jan Hart Weihmann. Contemporary Books, 1991. Provides students with worksheets and readings relating to getting and keeping the right job. Includes a Teacher's Guide. R
Make Your Mark Series: Job-Specific English by Rosemary Grebel and Phyllis Pogrund. Contemporary Books,1997.
Intended for students working in food services or health services, in retail jobs or the hotel industry.
This book (with tape) will help with necessary vocabulary to work with customers or behind the scenes.
Collaborations: English in our Lives by Jann Huizenga and Gail Weinstein-Shr.
Heinle & Heinle Publishers, 1996.
This book helps students to learn about themselves, school, and family. Students will learn language
functions, structures, higher order skills and strategies and community building in the classroom.
A variety of readings and worksheets are provided.
Working It Out: Interactive English for the Workplace by Ronna Magy. Heinle & Heinle Publishers, 1998.
Information relating to looking for a job, communicating with your boss, work schedules and paychecks and
safety issues. Contains activities and worksheets.
Day by Day: English for Employment Communication by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss.
Prentice Hall Regents, 1994. An introduction to general workplace communication. R
On the-Job-English by Christy M. Newman. New Readers Press, 2000. Focuses on the language
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Proven Resumes and Confidence Builders by Regina Pontow. Abrams and Smith Publishing Company, 1997.
This is a wonderful resource for writing and/or updating your student's resume. It provides easy to understand
directions and helpful hints. It contains many worksheets for students to follow. The author also provides
examples of resumes, cover letters and thank you letters.
Key Vocabulary for a Safe Workplace by Harry Ringel. New Readers Press 2000 . Essential
language for workplace safety; includes a teacher's guide and photocopy masters. R
Workplace Essential Skills Public Broadcasting Service, 1999. This series of books, including a Teacher's Guide, accompanies a set of 24 videos. R, V