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

This three-part workshop explores ESOL instructional practices that maximize learner interaction and communication at all levels of language proficiency. The...
Based on research from the Center for Applied Linguistics, this workshop focuses on the four recommended elements of vocabulary instruction...
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