Putting English to Work

Instruction includes critical skills

for ESL job seekers:
 

  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

  • Sentence construction

  • Reading and speaking comprehension and problem-solving

 

Putting English To Work Series


Research indicates that the number one reason adults seek additional English language training is in order to secure more lucrative employment. The Putting English to Work Series, in addition to teaching traditional grammar, vocabulary, sentence construction, comprehension and problem-solving, illustrates the skills necessary to find employment and excel in the work environment. 

The series portrays a cast of adult characters who’ve immigrated to the United States from South and Central America, Asia, Europe and Africa and who are learning how to successfully meet the challenges of daily life in America. 

Using a compelling story format, the series’ illustrates important cultural issues which will help immigrants succeed in the United States as well as teach them basic life skills.

Putting English to Work 1

ESL Beginning Low

Available Formats: 

DVD: 20 Units of Course Instruction

2 Units per DVD / 10 DVD’s in the Course

Approx. 2 hours of instruction per DVD


Workbooks: - 5 student workbooks

4 Units per workbook 

Units 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20

Site License – unlimited DVD and workbook duplication for your school.

Unit Titles Include:

  • What's Your Name?

  • Where Do You Live?

  • The Calendar

  • Special Occasions

  • Tell Me About Your Family

  • How Much Is It?

  • Places In The Neighborhood

  • Ordering Food

  • Getting Ready For An Earthquake

  • Parts of the Body

  • Going To The Doctor

  • What Do You Do?

  • Applying for a Job

  • A Job Interview

  • Changing Your Schdules

  • Asking for Help at Work

  • Your House or Apartment

  • Furniture and Appliciances

  • Transportation

  • Weather

Putting English to Work 2

ESL Beginning High

Unit Titles Include:

  • Renting an apartment

  • I never said that

  • Do you have a resume?

  • How do I get from here to there?

  • The Doctor is in

  • Following instructions

  • Is this a good job for you?

  • What do you expect me to do

  • Doctor’s orders

  • Safety is always first

  • May I see your driver’s license?

  • My car won’t start

  • I need to open a bank account

  • I want to exchange these

  • Mailing a package

  • Worker’s rights

  • May I help you?

  • I need to buy some aspirin

  • You don’t need money to have fun

  • She’s a great mechanic

  • Getting free medical & legal services

  • Can we talk?

  • Who’s pregnant?

  • The party

Available Formats:

DVD: 24 Units of Course Instruction

4 Units per DVD / 6 DVD’s in the Course

Approx. 2 hours of instruction per DVD

Workbooks: - Six student workbooks

4 Units per workbook

Units 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-24

Site License – unlimited DVD and workbook duplication for your school.

Putting English to Work 3:

ESL Intermediate Low

Unit Titles Include:

  • What do you do?

  • What do you want to be?

  • Do you have any experience?

  • Is the job still available?

  • Can you come in for an interview

  • Where are you located?

  • Would you like something to drink

  • How much does the job pay?

  • What time do we eat lunch?

  • Could you change my schedule?

  • Is that safe? 

  • What do I do first?

  • Calling in

  • Late again

  • Misunderstanding

  • Asking for help

  • Solving problems

  • Offering to help

  • Making plans

  • Promotion time

  • Talking about training

  • Registering

  • Getting together

  • Making small talk or moving on

Available Formats:

DVD: 24 Units of Course Instruction

4 Units per DVD / 6 DVD’s in the Course Approx. 2 hours of instruction per DVD

Workbooks: - Six student workbooks

4 Units per workbook

Units 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-24

Site License – unlimited DVD and workbook duplication for your school.

 

Learning English Delta Style: ESL Beginning Low

This series of DVD lessons and accompanying workbooks uses real-life situations to teach ESL. Students can use this independent study program to practice listening, speaking, reading and writing English. Lessons are grouped into 20 units (4 lessons per unit), each focusing on a different life skill. The corresponding workbook provides a review section at the end of each unit.

Learning English makes it simple for students to study independently. The workbooks use easily understood symbols to guide the student through the lesson. In addition, the illustrations in the workbook mirror the visual aids used in the videos to help students match what they are reading with what they have learned. To facilitate self-correction, the answers to the exercises appear at the bottom of each page.

  • Apartment Living 

  • Special Occasions

  • Getting Around the City

  • Money

  • Using the Telephone

  • Emergencies & Warning Signs

  • Schools

  • Driving a Car

  • About Government

Unit Titles Include:

  • Making Friends

  • The Neighborhood

  • Health Care

  • Looking for Housing

  • Marketing

  • Recreation & Leisure

  • Buying Clothes

  • Getting a Job

  • Health & Fitness

  • Buying a car

Available Formats:

DVD: 1 Unit per DVD/ 20 DVDs in the Course 
Approx. 1.5 hours of instruction per DVD


Workbooks: -

20 Units of Course Instruction
Four Student Workbooks:

Units 1-5, Units 6-10, Units 11-15, Units 16-20

 

Connect with English

Connect with English was funded by Annenberg Media and produced by WGBH Boston. It premiered in 1998 and aired on PBS stations and The Annenberg Channel.  There are 48 episodes of Connect with English.

 

Connect with English is a story to help you learn English. This soap opera tells the story of Rebecca Casey, a young woman who lives in Boston. She works in a factory and takes care of her father and brother. Rebecca has big dreams. She wants to go to college to study music.

Available Formats:
Workbooks: - 12 Student workbooks

 

U.S. Citizenship

U.S. Citizenship is a three episode series on one DVD that uses a compelling format full of rich characters to help students remember answers to the 100 questions that the INS uses to quiz prospective citizens on U.S. history and government.

Topics Include:

  • American History

  • The Constitution & Bill of Rights

  • The Three Branches of Government

  • Rights & Responsibilities

Available Formats:

DVD: 1 included in the course
Approx. 30 min. of instruction per episode


Workbooks: - 3 Student workbooks

Site License – unlimited DVD and workbook duplication for your school.

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