The SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum and Instruction PD Center is based at Quinsigamond Community College. Our center provides high-quality professional development to ABE practitioners on topics related to working with adult ESOL students. For more information, please contact our director, Dori McCormack, at

ESOL: Upcoming Events

10/24/2018 10/31/2018 11/14/2018 12/12/2018
This online webinar series provides you with an overview of second language acquisition (SLA) theories and principles, with a focus...
This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English...
11/02/2018 12/07/2018
The two-part workshop focuses on effective techniques and strategies for teaching pronunciation in the ESOL classroom and best practices for...

ESOL: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource The ESOL Standards - An Overview
This video, developed by SABES, provides a quick overview of the ESOL standards and benchmarks for programs in Massachusetts. 
Research/Evidence-Based Practice Chart of SLA Principles and Theories
This handy, printable reference highlights critical theories, research, implications for instructional practice, and principles in SLA (Second...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice Research on TESOL and Related Topics
Looking for Research and Resources on :Second Language Acquisition Principles, Practice, Approaches, LiteracyCulture and LearningCollege, Career, and...

ESOL: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology
Administrative Support