ESOL: All News

Posted on: 04/23/2018

ESOL HighlightsSince this is our final newsletter of this year, we would like to share some highlights of FY18 with you. Keep reading for lots of upcoming PD!Our team of consultants expanded and blended all the PD offerings based on the ESOL Professional Standards, so they are now 8–10 hours of...

Posted on: 01/02/2018

We are excited to start the new year with several blended professional development (PD) offerings! Some of them are completely online, so you won’t have to leave the warmth of the indoors and venture out into the wintery cold. Others combine face-to-face sessions with online components—giving you...

Posted on: 08/24/2017

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...

Posted on: 08/23/2017

The SABES PD Center for ESOL offers a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers of adult English language learners. Our new pathways graphic presents our menu of offerings, arranged in clusters to help you focus and plan your individual professional development pathway. You may...

Posted on: 04/10/2017

Our curriculum and instructional planning workshops are designed so that you can work on your materials in “real time,” get your work done at the workshop instead of trying to carve out time when you get back to your program, and receive hands-on support from our team of curriculum coaches. The next...

Posted on: 04/10/2017

The SABES PD Center for ESOL will be piloting our newly developed blended course How Do Adults Learn English? An Exploration of Second Language Acquisition Principles, based on Standard 1 of the MA ESOL Professional Standards. By this summer, you will be able to access this workshop from the comfort...

Posted on: 04/10/2017

Do you wish you were better able to answer questions and concerns from your English language learners about new federal, state, and local immigration policies? There are excellent resources available to you and your students through the following:The MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee...

Posted on: 02/03/2017

Many ESOL programs submitted scope and sequences, unit plans, and other curriculum materials this year and received feedback from the SABES PD Center for ESOL and ACLS. Included in these recommendations was participation in one or more of our PD offerings on curriculum development. The following...

Posted on: 02/03/2017

In October of 2016, OCTAE released the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education. The intention of the ELP Standards is to provide the language support needed for English language learners to meet college and career readiness standards. According to the ELP Report: “The ELP...

Posted on: 11/03/2016

Introduction to the ESOL Professional Standards The online Introduction to the ESOL Professional Standards has been revised and is up and running again! This lightly facilitated, 1.5-hour tutorial is designed to introduce you to the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult English...