The SABES PD Center for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is based at Quinsigamond Community College and Holyoke 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 dmccormack@hcc.edu or 413-552-2393.

ESOL: Upcoming Events

09/22/2017
Boston
This three-part workshop explores ESOL instructional practices that maximize learner interaction and communication at all levels of language proficiency. The...
09/29/2017
Holyoke
Based on research from the Center for Applied Linguistics, this workshop focuses on the four recommended elements of vocabulary instruction...
09/29/2017
Devens
This two-hour workshop is a practical introduction to strategies that ESOL teachers can use to communicate clearly with students, especially...

ESOL: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Resource 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...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice 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...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice 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...

ESOL: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology
Administrative Assistant