ESOL: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Integrating Digital Literacy into English Language Instruction
Digital literacy and related-technology skills are essential for English language learners in the 21st century. This resource from LINCS offers information on how these skills are used and ways to integrate them into instruction. It also highlights research-based ways to incorporate technology,...
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Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways
This publication from LINCS suggests several strategies for contextualizing instruction in careers and work readiness to provide adult English language learners with the specific language and technical skills they need to be successful and prepared for work or training in their career pathways.
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English Language Proficiency Standards for Adult Education
The English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education, released by OCTAE in October 2016, were written to ensure that adult English Language Learners receive the focused and effective instruction they need to access states’ academic content standards. To that end, the ELP Standards...
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The ESOL Standards - An Overview
This video, developed by SABES, provides a quick overview of the ESOL standards and benchmarks for programs in Massachusetts.
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What is Backward Design?
Chapter 1 of Understanding by Design , by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, neatly summarizes the backward design approach to instructional planning and examines each of its three components: Identifying desired results Determining acceptable evidence Planning learning experiences and activities This...
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ESOL Lesson Plan Template
This template is an optional, but useful, resource when writing an ESOL lesson plan.
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Civics It Up!
This website is an instructional tool primarily for teachers of Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE), but it is useful for anyone teaching civics. The purpose of the site is to help teachers plan and implement instructional units and lessons that integrate language learning with...
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Meeting the Language Needs of Today's Adult English Language Learner: Companion Learning Resource
Meeting the Language Needs of Today’s Adult English Language Learner: Companion Learning Resource includes examples of approaches, strategies, and lesson ideas for more engaging, rigorous, and effective English language acquisition instruction. There are also numerous links to websites, videos,...
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Meeting the Needs of Today's English Language Learner
Written by Betsy Parrish, this Issue Brief makes the case for increasing the rigor in adult ESOL instruction at every level. It outlines key areas that need to be included in adult ESOL programs to promote learner success in today's world: academic language, listening and reading strategies to...
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Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL - What ESOL Instructors Need To Know and Be Able To Do
The Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult Speakers of Other Languages outline what teachers of adult English language learners need to know and be able to do. The standards were developed collaboratively over a two-year period with considerable input from Massachusetts adult...