English as a Second Language: ESL for Factory Workers, Workplace Safety

The attached resource is the Instructor and Student Workbook for English as a Second Language, English for Factory Employees, Safety in the Workplace. It includes a needs analysis, pre-and post- tests, and 8 ESL modules that focus on improving workplace English communication and understanding. This was designed to improve the language skills of employees in the food processing industry. However, it is applicable across a wide variety or manufacturing industries, and is also useful as a general, introductory ESL training course.
Additional Public Access To Materials:
Primary Material Type:
Workshop and Training Material
College of Southern Idaho
ESL, English as a Second Language, English Language Learners

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Chobani and Glanbia allowed us to begin implementation of this program so that we could make revisions to improve delivery.
Industry Sector:
Developmental Education
All Occupations (00-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Education (13)
Credit Type:
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Credential
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
8-16 hours, delivered in 1-2 hour modules.
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
Pre- and Post-assessments were used in validating the impact of the ESL training. However, the assessments were originally only available in digital format, located in the electronic support material http://agriculture.csi.edu/workplaceell but it was discovered that ESL students also have varying degrees of technological abilities. Therefore, some of the students could not use the computer to take the assessments. A simplified, print version is now included.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • Other
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Custom Quality Rubric


Accessibility Features:
  • Text Adjust - Compatible
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Layout - Page numbers match printed material
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Structural Markup - Navigation Text
  • Structural Markup - Lists
  • Structural Markup - eReader application
  • Table Markup
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active
  • Colors Compatible With Assistive Technology
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Language - Markup
  • Language - Passage Markup
  • Non-Decorative Images Have Alt Text
  • Decorative Images Marked With Null Alt Text
  • Transcript Provided With Audio Content
  • Non Flickering Content

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.