Workforce Education Discussion

ESL for construction trades

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ESL for construction trades
by Judy Panek - Wednesday, 20 December 2006, 10:10 AM
Does anyone have or know of resources &/or curriculum for English in the building trades (painting/papering, roofing, general labor, etc.)?
Thanks for ideas, suggestions, wisdom.  Judy Panek
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Re: ESL for construction trades
by Judy Mortrude - Wednesday, 20 December 2006, 1:19 PM

The Canadians have some marvelous comprehensive curriculums for a variety of occupations.  One of them is the "Skilled Trades Helpers and Laborers Curriculum."  You can find information about it at

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Re: ESL for construction trades
by Jeremy Hedge - Saturday, 12 April 2008, 8:33 AM


Are the curriculum you referred to in your email posting at the AlphaPlus Centre link?

Jeremy Hedge

Hmong American Partnership

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Re: ESL for construction trades
by Andrea Poulos - Monday, 29 January 2007, 7:15 PM

This was recently posted on one of the lists:

I would like to announce that a specialized curriculum for teaching

> ESOL to

> construction and landscape workers is now available on the Virginia Adult

> Learning Resource Center web site at

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Re: ESL for construction trades
by jason brazier - Friday, 30 October 2009, 11:21 AM  has online learning objects. They cover a great variety of topics .