Reading Classified Job Abbreviations
Miner and Daniel Cook
Before you begin:
The teacher would randomly survey the students to find out what jobs they had in their native country.
No Computers needed
The teacher would ask: "How would you go about looking for a job in the United States?" Make a list of the responses on the board. Out of this list I will focus on classified ads in a local newspaper and/or the Internet.
The teacher would present the material in three steps/stages:
1. The kinds of jobs
2. Search newspaper and/or Internet
For the purpose of this lesson, the first two steps have been previously done. Today we will focus on abbreviations. We would discuss about various abbreviations commonly used in classified ads along with their accompanying meanings and job-related vocabulary.
Some suggestions are as follows:
1. The students will interpret a classified ad and write it in unabbreviated English.
2. The students can then present it to the class.
3. The students could play an abbreviation game.
4. The students could go to the career lab and access classified ads online at www.ocregister.com