ESOL: All News

Posted on: 08/24/2017
Adult educators play a critical role in helping immigrants prepare for U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has developed a variety of resources to support these efforts. At the USCIS Resource Center, you will find information on the naturalization process, the...
Posted on: 08/23/2017
The SABES PD Center for ESOL offers a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers of adult English language learners. Our new pathways graphic presents our menu of offerings, arranged in clusters to help you focus and plan your individual professional development pathway. You may...
Posted on: 04/10/2017
Our curriculum and instructional planning workshops are designed so that you can work on your materials in “real time,” get your work done at the workshop instead of trying to carve out time when you get back to your program, and receive hands-on support from our team of curriculum coaches. The...
Posted on: 04/10/2017
The SABES PD Center for ESOL will be piloting our newly developed blended course How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles , based on Standard 1 of the MA ESOL Professional Standards. By this summer, you will be able to access this workshop from the...
Posted on: 04/10/2017
Do you wish you were better able to answer questions and concerns from your English language learners about new federal, state, and local immigration policies? There are excellent resources available to you and your students through the following: The MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee...
Posted on: 02/03/2017
Starting in March and continuing through June, a hybrid course on Integrating Digital Literacy into Adult English Language Instruction will be available through the SABES PD Center for ESOL. The course will be facilitated by Kathy Harris , author of the American Institute for Research’s issue brief...
Posted on: 02/03/2017
Many ESOL programs submitted scope and sequences, unit plans, and other curriculum materials this year and received feedback from the SABES PD Center for ESOL and ACLS. Included in these recommendations was participation in one or more of our PD offerings on curriculum development. The following...
Posted on: 02/03/2017
In October of 2016, OCTAE released the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education . The intention of the ELP Standards is to provide the language support needed for English language learners to meet college and career readiness standards. According to the ELP Report: “The ELP...
Posted on: 11/03/2016
Introduction to the ESOL Professional Standards The online Introduction to the ESOL Professional Standards has been revised and is up and running again! This lightly facilitated, 1.5-hour tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English...
Posted on: 11/03/2016
Part 1: January 6: This is a 3-hour face-to-face session at World Education in Boston, at which you will explore an assortment of apps and websites to integrate into your teaching. Part 2: During the month of January: After the workshop, you’ll have three weeks to prepare and use your ideas with...