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

12/21/2018 02/01/2019
This three-part, blended workshop looks at various reasons and ways to assess ESOL learners’ language learning, such as determining their...
This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English...
Part of learning a new language is learning how to talk about math. Unfortunately, math has not traditionally been a...

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. 
Resource 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...
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...

ESOL: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology
Administrative Support