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Promising Practices: Vocational ESL

These programs highlight ways in which vocational instruction can be combined with English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to streamline the adult education experience.

  • I-BEST Model Applied to VESL Personal Care Assistant/Caregiver Class

    The use of the I-BEST model in a VESL Personal Care Assistant class has successfully integrated vocational training and Vocational ESL instruction. This class creates a strong pathway for students to enter the health care field. (San Diego Community College District)

  • Workplace Literacy

    This project developed out of a need on the part of an employer to improve customer service, which was suffering because of employees’ poor English skills. (Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz)

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