ESOL: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

Meeting the Needs of Today's English Language Learner
Written by Betsy Parrish, this Issue Brief makes the case for increasing the rigor in adult ESOL instruction at every level. It outlines key areas that need to be included in adult ESOL programs to promote learner success in today's world: academic language, listening and reading strategies to...
Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL - What ESOL Instructors Need To Know and Be Able To Do
The Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Speakers of Other Languages outline what teachers of adult English language learners need to know and be able to do. The standards were developed collaboratively over a two-year period with considerable input from Massachusetts adult...
Implementing the Common Core for English Learners
The Center Applied Linguistics (CAL) has launched a new series of practitioner briefs, reports on topics of current high interest in applied linguistics and language education designed to help translate research into practice for education practitioners. This is the first brief in the series.
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education
The College and Career Readiness Standards (CCR) for Adult Education report presents a set of college and career readiness standards that reflect the content most relevant to preparing adult students for success in colleges, technical training programs, work and citizenship—in the areas of English...
ACLS Assessment (MA Department of ESE)
This web page includes Massachusetts policies on BEST Plus, CLAS-E Reading and CLAS-E Writing Assessment.
U.S.A. Learns
A free web-based multimedia system for adult learning English as a second language.
From the Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA), a collection of entertaining “real life” videos and engaging web activities covering the content areas.
Checklist for Assessing a Program ABE/ESOL Scope and Sequence
This resource was developed by SABES and ACLS
Promoting Learner Transitions to Postsecondary Education and Work: Developing Academic Readiness Skills From the Beginning
This brief, by Betsy Parrish and Kimberly Johnson, is written for practitioners and education researcher who work with adult English language learners at any level, with a focus on instruction that promotes transitions to postsecondary education and work.
Noncognitive Measures for Higher Education Admission
In this resource, William E. Sedlacek addresses assessments of non-cognitive qualities — persistence, dependability, motivation, the ability to work with others, intercultural sensitivity — and how they affect success in school or in the workplace.