ESOL: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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ESOL Instructional Videos
Within this PDF, you will find links to valuable tips about ESOL teaching best practices by viewing these videos created by the SABES ESOL PD Center. They include (1) A Well-Structured ESOL Lesson, (2) Error Correction, (3) Increasing Student Engagement and Limiting Teacher Talk, and (4) What NOT...
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MA ELPS (Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards) - Document and Overview Videos
This resource is comprised of two separate components: the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS) document, and three overview videos. First , the MA ELPS document—a revision of the Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Framework for ESOL . The MA ELPS integrate the College and...
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Dawnland Documentary
Do you teach social studies, or have an interest in child welfare, recent Native American history, working together for social justice, or the practice of a truth and reconciliation commission? There are many possible connections to this documentary. "DAWNLAND is about cultural survival and stolen...
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College and Career Readiness
We are all aware of the mandate to integrate college and career readiness into ESOL instruction at all levels, but you might need support at times applying it to your teaching practice. Linked in the PDF below, you will find a vast array of helpful resources.
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Civics and Citizenship
Civic awareness and participation, as well as cultural understanding, are important aspects of successfully navigating a new life in the United States. In addition, civics education is required in adult ESOL programs funded under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). Resources...
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Digital Literacy and Learning
Introducing digital literacy and effectively weaving it into your instruction can prove to be a challenge. What skills do your students currently have? What is their comfort level with technology? How comfortable are you with your own skills? Which tools would truly enhance your instructional goals...
ESOL Standards Timeline for MA - Welcome MA ELPS!
This very brief video will walk you through the timeline of the various standards documents as they have been introduced to the ESOL field in Massachusetts - including the 2019 introduction of the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS). Take a moment to take a look!
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Learning Difference, Difficulties, and Disabilities
Are you unclear about definitions for learning disabilities, difficulties, and differences? Do you need information on appropriate accommodations? Are you hoping to gain a better understanding of Universal Design and Differentiated Instruction? This PDF provides several links to help you to find...
Research on TESOL and Related Topics
Keeping up with education research helps you understand how learning takes place and why certain teaching practices are likely to be effective. We sort through what’s out there and post the most relevant and useful articles here. Check back often, as we will add to our collection regularly.
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Standards - Professional and Content
All the professional and content standards relevant to ESOL practitioners can be found linked below in this handy PDF: the complete MAELPS document, with overview videos; the CCRSAE; the MA Professional Standards for Teachers of ESOL; the Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Education...