My community college is starting a 6-month training for legal immigrants to become CNC Operators. I am the English as a Second Language instructor.
I am reading over the set up and operation manuals for
Femco Durga 25E
My first request is if anyone has a glossary of basic operator "need to know" vocabulary. ("slides" are not playground items--so what are they? "magazine housing" is not an apartment complex for low-income magazines--whatever those might be--so, again, what is a magazine housing.) See my problem?
My second request is if anyone has had experience with English language learners if there are words of wisdom that might give me a heads up on what to plan for.
I know of Stafford's book from 2000 by Prentice Hall and really that's about the only resource I've been able to find.
I've been working in a similar program for welders. And the immediate difference I see in the curriculum is that CNC machinists/operators need to have a fairly high level of speaking/listening (in my world oral/aural) skills.
Has anyone developed anything to aid students with this level of communication?
I'm working on federal dollars so I can make any of my lessons available to anyone who may be interested.