ESOL: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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The New Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education
The new Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education ( MA ELPS ) are here! The MA ELPS are a single set of standards designed to prepare adult English language learners for the complex language tasks required to successfully meet life, academic, and career goals in the...
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ESOL Instructional Video: Best Practices in Error Correction
For teachers correcting English learners' errors, it helps to think about what to correct, when to correct, and how to correct. This video shows a teacher demonstrating several techniques that address these considerations. 9:25 minutes.
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ESOL Instructional Video: Best Practices in the ESOL Classroom
What does a well-planned ESOL lesson look like in the classroom? This video shows an ESOL teacher demonstrating all of the elements of a well-structured ESOL lesson: clear objectives, formative assessments, scaffolded activities, and differentiated instruction. It also shows students engaged and...
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Sample ESOL Unit Plan
This unit plan focuses on Career Exploration and is designed for a Low Intermediate ESOL class. It follows the template recommended by ACLS and SABES, and is aligned with the standards and benchmarks from the MA English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education (the MA ELPS)
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Standard #5 Instructional Delivery and Classroom Management Resources
This document provides links to many great resources for Instructional Delivery and Classroom Management.
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Resources to Support Instruction of English Learners
This document will introduce you to many useful resources to support English Language Learners in the classroom.
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Standard #2: Components of Language Resources
This document allows access many useful website resources relating to Standard #2: Components of Language.
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Standard #4: Curriculum and Instructional Design Materials Part 2
Using sample applications, field notes, and resources, review many resources connected with Curriculum and Instruction here. (See Part 1 also).
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ESOL Professional Standards Self-Assessment
Wondering where to go next with your ESOL professional development? Not quite sure where to begin? Start with this quick and informative self-assessment and see where your strengths and weaknesses lie. Use the results to chart your pathway for ongoing ESOL professional development using the ESOL...
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Chart of SLA Principles and Theories
This handy, printable reference highlights critical theories, research, implications for instructional practice, and principles in SLA (Second Language Acquisition).