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This two-part workshop on Blackboard focuses on developing the academic and professional oral skills of advanced level English learners as a bridge to academic and professional reading and writing through the use of appropriate online tools as well as face-to-face instructional strategies.

Please note: This course is a Blackboard course housed at Quinsigamond Community College. You cannot access the online course from the SABES website. You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the course. 


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Instructors of High-Intermediate and Advanced Adult English Learners

In this two-part online workshop on Blackboard, we explore how to integrate all language skills in reading and writing instruction to provide rigorous, content-based lessons for advanced English learners.  We consider how to implement lessons in either face-to-face or online instructional contexts, identifying online tools most appropriate to supporting learners’ ability to successfully meet targeted outcomes. A focus of the sessions is on building academic and professional oral language as a bridge to academic reading and writing. Participants will acquire skills for narrowing the lesson focus to MA ELPS benchmark priorities aligned with the core learning objectives. 

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • promote oral language as a bridge to academic and professional reading and writing
  • identify reading skills and strategies learners need to employ depending on reading purposes/contexts
  • develop tasks and lessons that prepare learners to write for different purposes
  • select and use digital tools effectively to enhance student learning
  • explain the role metacognitive strategies play in language learning
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 
05/22/2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
05/29/2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
PD Center: 


SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area: 
ESOL/English Language Learner
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