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The Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL outline what teachers of adult English Language Learners need to know and be able to do. This tutorial, designed for new and veteran teachers as well as ESOL program directors, explores the standards document and the ways it can be used to improve ESOL teaching and learning.


This self-paced, interactive tutorial gives an overview of the Standards, including why they were developed and how they can be used. Participants take a private short self-assessment to target areas of strength and weakness, and choose which standards they would like to know more about. Resources for professional development, including SABES workshops, are provided.
Note 1: The course starts the first and third Wednesday of each month. Registration closes one week prior to the start date.
Note 2: The course is estimated to take 1.5 hours. Participants have two weeks to complete it.

Please note:  You cannot access online courses 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. 

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Name and describe the seven MA Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL
  • Explain the purpose of the Standards
  • Assess areas of strength and weakness in regards to the Standards
  • Begin to plan professional development on the Standards
06/01/2016 - 12:15am
PD Center: 


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