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 or 413-552-2393.

ESOL: Upcoming Events

08/25/2017 09/22/2017
This three-part workshop provides you with an overview of second language acquisition theories and principles, with a focus on their...
09/15/2017 10/13/2017
This three-part workshop explores the basic building blocks of English from the point of view of an English language learner,...
09/22/2017 10/20/2017
This three-part workshop explores ESOL instructional practices that maximize learner interaction and communication at all levels of language proficiency. The...

ESOL: Resources, Research and Curriculum

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...
Resource 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...

ESOL: Our Team

Coordinator of Instructional Technology
Administrative Assistant