Overview

This teachers’ pack introduces the language learners will need for finding work when they are released. They will talk about the kind of work they like and dislike and then consider what kinds of jobs may suit them. Literacy skills will be developed through reading and understanding the language of job advertisements

Level: Entry level 1-3 / Scottish Access 2 – National 4 / CEFR A1 - B1

Also differentiation for lower and higher levels.

Structure, learning hours and delivery context

The resource is divided into 3 units:

Unit 1 Job seeking

This is the first of three units intended to introduce the language learners will need for finding work when they are released. They will talk about the kind of work they like and dislike and then consider what kinds of jobs may suit them. Literacy skills will be developed through reading and understanding the language of job advertisements

Unit 2 Applying for work

This resource is intended to help learners preparing for release to develop the language they need to apply for jobs and write a CV. It focuses on how to set out a CV and present themselves positively in writing.

Unit 3 Interviews

This is a listening and speaking lesson, based on a job interview recording, in which an ex offender answers questions about his / her time in prison. It provides differentiated listening comprehension activities and speaking practice for handling job interviews. The lesson is comprises a mix of whole class and small group or pair work to enable all learners to work on the same content at their own level. Learners at all levels should be encouraged  to contribute to the whole class feedback after to build confidence in their speaking skills.

  • The resources developed for each unit may be used independently or sequentially.
  • It takes a whole language approach but focuses on making key language related to legal matters understandable in a prison context.
  • Timings are flexible: teachers should adapt the resource to suit their learners and build in revision as required and can break down the units into smaller chunks of learning and build in revision as required. 

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