​​​​​​​At the SABES ESOL C&I PD Center we continue to develop and deliver high-quality professional development opportunities to support your instructional practices in the remote, blended, or face-to-face environment.

Please check the SABES calendar and the ESOL Resources pages regularly as courses and resources are being added and updated often.

Along with what you will find currently on the SABES calendar, you can look forward to the following online courses during the winter an Spring months ahead: 

  • How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles
  • The Professional Adult Educator
  • Sessions of Grammar, Pronunciation, and Assessment
  • And much more on Google Docs, Forms, Classroom, WhatsApp, and sessions on adapting your best practices to the remote environment

And don't forget about the many resources found on the ESOL Resources, Research and Curriculum page:

If you are looking for a particular topic that you do not see here - or it is currently full - please contact Dori McCormak, SABES ESOL PD Center Director, at dmccormack@qcc.mass.edu and we will do our best to meet your needs.

As always, we are thinking of you all and wishing you good health.

The ESOL PD Center Team

ESOL: Upcoming Events


An Introduction to the New! MA ESOL Professional Standards (Online Facilitated)

The MA ESOL Professional Standards provide guidance to ESOL teachers and program directors in meeting adult English learners’ diverse needs...


Reading Minds: ESOL Reading Instruction in the Virtual Classroom (Online Facilitated)

In this two-hour Zoom session, participants learn first-hand how to transfer close reading instruction, as well as paired and jigsaw...


Write Away! The Writing Process in the Virtual ESOL Classroom (Online Facilitated)

In this two-hour Zoom session, participants learn how to transfer effective in-person writing instruction to the virtual classroom. This session...

ESOL: Resources, Research and Curriculum


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...


This resource is comprised of two separate components: the Massachusetts English Language Proficiency Standards (MA ELPS) document, and three overview...


Please view our library of recorded sessions below. You will not find all of our courses here as some do not lend themselves to recording due to the...

ESOL: Our Team

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