ESOL: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Resources: ESOL Instructional Videos
You can find valuable tips about best ESOL teaching practices 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 To Do When Teaching an ESOL Class. Each video...
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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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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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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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Resources: 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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Resources: 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. You’ll find links to a vast array of helpful resources here.
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Resources: 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...
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Resources: 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? Look here to find some great information on these and...
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Resources: Standards - Professional and Content
All the professional and content standards relevant to ESOL practitioners can be found linked below: 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. Resources include...