ESOL: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education
The English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education, released by OCTAE in October 2016, were written to ensure that adult English Language Learners receive the focused and effective instruction they need to access states’ academic content standards. To that end, the ELP Standards...
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What is Backward Design?
Chapter 1 of Understanding by Design , by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, neatly summarizes the backward design approach to instructional planning and examines each of its three components: Identifying desired results Determining acceptable evidence Planning learning experiences and activities This...
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Civics It Up!
This website is an instructional tool primarily for teachers of Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE), but it is useful for anyone teaching civics. The purpose of the site is to help teachers plan and implement instructional units and lessons that integrate language learning with...
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Meeting the Language Needs of Today's Adult English Language Learner: Companion Learning Resource
Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s Adult English Language Learner: Companion Learning Resource includes examples of approaches, strategies, and lesson ideas for more engaging, rigorous, and effective English language acquisition instruction. There are also numerous links to websites, videos,...
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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...
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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.
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ACLS Assessment (MA Department of ESE)
This web page includes Massachusetts policies on BEST Plus, CLAS-E Reading and CLAS-E Writing Assessment.
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U.S.A. Learns
A free web-based multimedia system for adult learning English as a second language.
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TV411
From the Adult Literacy Media Alliance (ALMA), a collection of entertaining “real life” videos and engaging web activities covering the content areas.
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Checklist for Assessing a Program ABE/ESOL Scope and Sequence
This resource was developed by SABES and ACLS