In this Cluster model, students with multiple career fields are clustered together in a single Vocational English as a Second Language (ESL) or Adult Basic Education (ABE) class, which is supported by a single instructor. San Diego Continuing Education offers a Cluster VESL class, which serves a group of students with differing career goals.

Carolyn McGavock, Cluster VESL Instructor, San Diego Continuing Education

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  1. Instructor's Introduction and Perspective
  2. What are some of the benefits of a Cluster VESL model?
  3. What are some differences between teaching a Cluster VESL and teaching a Career–specific VESL course?
  4. What kind of successes can a Cluster VESL model offer?
  5. What advice can you offer about teaching a Cluster VESL course?

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