Because students readily learn to read and write when they have opportunities to use their new language skills in their work, basic adult English classes focus first on conversational workplace conversations. Working with corporate associates, professional educators and trainers who specialize in Basic English adult classes, develop curriculum according to everyday situations in the job site. Conversations develop interactions between supervisors and employees, or they build from common social situations, and vocabulary emphasizes professional jargon and common expressions used at the jobsite.
Basic English adult classes, although they focus on spoken language, nevertheless build simple command of phonics and they develop word recognition, the fundamentals of reading. Because rising English users are familiar with approximately ten times more spoken words than they can read, basic English adult classes capitalize on that familiarity to boost students’ vocabularies and lay the foundation for reading.