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alawton



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Austin, TX

PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:02 pm    Post subject: Class Ideas Reply with quote

Does anyone have any experience teaching English for construction workers? I was approached to teach for a local company's non English speaking employees. The manager is trying to get some of his long term guys to communicate better in English. Thanks!

Andrew Lawton
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Sally Olsen



Joined: 08 Apr 2004
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Location: Canada,France, Brazil, Japan, Mongolia, Greenland, Canada, Mongolia, Ethiopia next

PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a picture dictionary or a tools catelogue in Mongolia for all the names of the parts of the house and the tools. I didn't even know them. I also did a lot of orders - pick that up, put that there, put it over there, bring me this, take him that, watch out, danger, hammer this, saw that, screw this (both meanings) break time, coffee break, lunch time, quitting time although they knew the last three.

You could ask the supervisor to wear a tape recorder for a day or two to find out his specific orders. I would also teach them swear words so they know when they are in trouble although they probably know most of them too.
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alawton



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:31 pm    Post subject: response Reply with quote

Thanks! I like your idea about having the boss walk around with a tape recorder. Now if he will do it...
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WhatTimeFinish?



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: The Human Condition Reply with quote

Sally Olsen wrote:
I also did a lot of orders - pick that up, put that there, put it over there, bring me this, take him that, watch out, danger, hammer this, saw that, screw this (both meanings) break time, coffee break, lunch time, quitting time although they knew the last three.


Hysterical !
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JamesAtRealize



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Location: Kobe, Sanomiya, Japan

PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: The Human Condition Reply with quote

WhatTimeFinish? wrote:
Sally Olsen wrote:
I also did a lot of orders - pick that up, put that there, put it over there, bring me this, take him that, watch out, danger, hammer this, saw that, screw this (both meanings) break time, coffee break, lunch time, quitting time although they knew the last three.


Hysterical !


LOL! that's awesome Very Happy
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