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Jessica Maggio Wion
Daily Dose Learning Systems and NRAEF help operators overcome language barriers
Sandy, UT - Helping restaurant and foodservice employees learn essential English language skills to communicate effectively on the job , the Daily Dose English Program is expanding its offering with Daily Dose e-Learning, launching at the 2005 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, May 21-24, 2005, in Chicago. The introduction of e-Learning enhances the Daily Dose English Program, offered by Daily Dose Learning Systems and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This innovative language training program focuses on teaching employees both English and job skills in only 10 minutes a day through unique "language huddles" or via e-Learning. Show attendees can experience a language huddle at two different locations: Booth #6300 - National Restaurant Association/NRAEF, and Booth #9439 - Daily Dose Learning Systems. Daily Dose e-Learning will debut at Booth #9439.
"Daily Dose e-Learning makes language training easy and effective through focused learning sessions that take no more than 10 minutes," explains Adrian R. Escalante, founder and president of Daily Dose Learning Systems. "The system could not be more simple -- the user does not even need to know how to use a mouse or a keyboard. Anyone can navigate the system by touching pictures on a touch-screen computer and listening to audio instructions and pronunciation of the words."
Daily Dose e-Learning is designed to complement the existing paper-based Learning Suites - focused language training clustered into topic-specific suites such as Customer Service, Food Safety, Cleanliness, Employee Safety, Team Building, and Life Skills. It does not replace, but rather supports the human interaction of the language huddle, while offering enhanced features for both managers and employees such as learning activities, knowledge assessments, and full tracking and reporting. The blend of online and offline training options provides an accelerated opportunity for additional practice and reinforcement of English and job skills.
A "language huddle" is a small group of employees, standing in a circle, interacting and learning together with the help of an English speaker (facilitator). In the huddle, employees have fun acting out the meaning of words and reviewing important job procedures. Because huddles are held entirely in English, employees of all languages and cultures can learn together side by side in the same huddle.
The online program uses a simple graphical interface that does not require knowing how to read or write. It can be operated by simply touching a screen, without the use of a keyboard and without surfing the Web. A built-in LMS (Learning Management System) provides full tracking and reporting of individual and store learning activities.
Celebrating its 86th year, the National Restaurant Association's annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals in North and South America. The Show will be held May 21-24, 2005, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. Each year, the Show serves as the industry's premier international marketplace, attracting more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 73,000+ attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 100+ countries. For the latest information, please visit the Show Web site at www.restaurant.org/show .
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About Daily Dose Learning Systems, Inc.
Daily Dose Learning Systems is the leading provider of English programs developed specifically for the workplace. We offer an effective coaching system to help employees learn English, develop job skills, and improve performance. Through a human interaction we call "Huddles," employees acquire confidence, develop teamwork, and help improve customer satisfaction. Other proprietary tools significantly enhance the learning process, including Learning Suites, e-Learning, and Certificate Programs.
About the NRAEF
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the educational mission of the National Restaurant Association. As the nation's largest private sector employer, the restaurant and foodservice industry is the cornerstone of the American economy, career opportunities, and communities. Focusing on three key strategies of risk management, recruitment, and retention, the NRAEF is the premier provider of educational resources, materials, and programs, which focus on attracting, developing and retaining the restaurant and foodservice industry's workforce. For more information on the NRAEF, visit www.nraef.org .