ESOL: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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How Should Adult ESL Reading Instruction Differ From ABE Reading Instruction? (2005)
Many ABE classes include both English language learners and native speakers. How do these learners differ from one another, and how might those differences affect instruction? At only four pages, How Should Adult ESL Reading Instruction Differ From ABE Reading Instruction? is a quick read that...
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Resource Center
Adult educators play a critical role in helping immigrants prepare for U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has developed a variety of resources to support these efforts. At the USCIS Resource Center you will find information on the naturalization process, the...
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Resource Center
Adult educators play a critical role in helping immigrants prepare for U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has developed a variety of resources to support these efforts. At the USCIS Resource Center , you will find information on the naturalization process, the...
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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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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,...