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Creative Workplace Learning. English as a Working Language. AGENDA. Introduction to CWL’s E nglish as a W orking L anguage program The CWL Difference Significance of the Program Sample Student Work Outcomes of the EWL Program. EWL: An Introduction.

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creative workplace learning

Creative Workplace Learning

English as a Working Language

  • Introduction to CWL’s

English as a Working Language program

  • The CWL Difference
  • Significance of the Program
  • Sample Student Work
  • Outcomes of the EWL Program
ewl an introduction
EWL: An Introduction
  • The CWL English as a Working Language Program meets the needs of both the business and the workers/students
  • The CWL model was selected as a Best Practice at the 1999 Summit 21st Century Skills for 21st Century Jobs sponsored by Vice President Al Gore.
the cwl model
The CWL Model
  • Establish the Employee Involvement Team (employer, workers, funder and CWL)
  • Conduct a Workplace Needs Assessment
  • Develop a Contextualized Curriculum
  • Recruit Potential Students
  • Assess Student knowledge of English
  • Provide English Classes 15-20 weeks
  • Evaluate Program
  • Organize a Ceremony of Completion/Graduation
the cwl difference e mployee i nvolvement t eam
The CWL Difference:Employee Involvement Team
  • Purpose of the EIT
    • To plan, monitor and contribute to workplace education programs/classes
    • To create a learning community that results in employee satisfaction and commitment
    • To target and address communication skills
    • To make connections to the workplace and enhance language acquisition by using authentic work materials
    • To galvanize learners to succeed through team support
ewl program details
EWL Program Details
  • EWL participants are employed and attend classes at their workplace
    • 2 hour classes, twice a week
    • 15-20 weeks per session
  • Optimal number of students
    • 8-12 per class, maximum 15
  • The curriculum is customized to address student and employer needs
  • Workers are assessed for Performance Level:
    • reading & writing competencies
    • listening & oral competencies
who are ideal ewl participants
Who are ideal EWL participants?
  • Employees who need to improve their English skills for optimal performance at work
  • Employees who seek to understand, speak, read and write English better so they can
    • communicate with their supervisors & coworkers
    • comprehend instructions
    • express any concerns or problems
    • speak with and understand customers or clients
  • Employees who show potential for advancement but lack confidence in their English abilities
  • Employees who need to pass an admissions exam for advanced technical training
significant outcomes
Significant Outcomes
  • Increased confidence and self-sufficiency at work
  • Increased participation in meetings, communications and relationships at work
  • Improved employee retention rate
  • Improved attendance
  • Increased company loyalty
  • Decreased errors and waste on the job
testimonials in support of cwl s ewl program
Testimonials in Support of CWL’s EWL Program
  • Highly creative and cost-effective method to improve results in the workplace through training
  • Instructional methodology resonates with a leadership and values-based transformation
  • Reflective of a strong approach to organizational effectiveness

*From Hans Picker, the President of CEC International’s letter to Lloyd David, Director, CWL.

companies cwl has worked with
Companies CWL has worked with:
  • American Student Assistance
  • Analog Devices
  • Avery Manor Nursing Home
  • Bertucci’s
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Gillette
  • Malden Housing Authority
  • Polaroid Corporation
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Creative Workplace Learning
  • Contact Information:

Lloyd David, Ed.D

CWL President

Brooke S. Toomey

Program Coordinator, ESL/EWL Programs

Creative Workplace Learning

311 Washington Street

Brighton, MA 02135

phone: (617) 746-1260

[email protected]

[email protected]