FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2005

CONTACT:            
Jessica Maggio Wion
NRAEF
(312) 715-5397

Susan Escalante
Daily Dose Learning Systems, Inc.
(801) 957-5430

             

Daily Dose English Program Invited to Present at Corporate ESL Summit

English language and job skills training program offered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and Daily Dose Learning Systems, Inc. to solve critical industry challenge

(Chicago, Ill.) On Friday, January 21, 2005, representatives from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and Daily Dose Learning Systems, Inc. will participate in the Corporate ESL Summit in Dallas, Texas to present information on the Daily Dose English Program - an English-language and job skills training program developed especially for the restaurant and foodservice industry. The Corporate ESL Summit is sponsored by the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association, The Hotel Association of Greater Dallas, Restaurant Business, SBC, and The Texas Workforce Commission.

Based on the core principle that language is a social skill, the Daily Dose English Program blends on-site language instruction with job skills training taught through innovative language huddles - 10-minute interactive group sessions that enhance the learning of job-specific vocabulary and phrases while also promoting teamwork and continued practice throughout the work day. A facilitator -generally a manager - conducts training, and because the focus is on English-only instruction, employees who speak different languages can participate at the same time. Each week, participants cover a new topic developed specifically to address job-relevant restaurant and foodservice topics.

"As the nation's largest private-sector employer, we provide career-and-employment opportunities for approximately 12.2 million Americans - many of whom need assistance in acquiring both English language and job skills," said Mary M. Adolf, president and COO of the NRAEF. "The Daily Dose English Program is a flexible, affordable program that makes on-site training a reality for our industry."

Spencer Horn, Director of National Accounts for Daily Dose Learning Systems and Jessica Maggio Wion, Director of Marketing and Communications for the NRAEF will be presenting information on the Daily Dose English Program as well as discussing the cultural and language challenges in the restaurant and foodservice industry. They will offer solutions for the ever-growing problem of communication in the workplace and retention of employees.

The Corporate ESL Summit features Doug Brooks, CEO of Brinker International as the keynote speaker. Tom Landis, founding partner in PML Restaurants and 2004 Social Entrepreneur of the Year, will also speak.

Registration for the Corporate ESL Summit is being accepted online at: www.billpriestinstitute.org/events .   Pre-registration is free, but they are accepting a $25.00 fee at the door.

For more information on the Daily Dose English Program, please visit www.nraef.org/resources/dailydose.asp .

 

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, t he 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 .

About Daily Dose Learning Systems, Inc.

Daily Dose Learning Systems, Inc., a Utah-based Corporation, is the leading provider of language programs designed specifically for the restaurant industry.   Using daily 10-minute "language huddles," employers avoid the hustle and expense of scheduling after-hour ESL classes.   The content is job-specific, providing practical vocabulary that helps improve job performance and customer satisfaction.

Daily Dose programs are designed to fit into the normal work schedule of a busy restaurant or hotel.   Language huddles are conducted in small groups, at practically any time of the day or night, and with employees of all languages and skill levels.