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

This online, lightly facilitated tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English...
12/08/2018 01/12/2019
This three-part, blended workshop looks at various reasons and ways to assess ESOL learners’ language learning, such as determining their...
12/14/2018 01/11/2019 02/08/2019
In this course, participants will explore relevant research on teaching low-literate English Language Learners and engage in independent reading, reflective...

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