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ERIC Number: ED508409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 119
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Curriculum Framework for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Massachusetts Department of Education
This framework articulates the knowledge and skills adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners need in order to communicate effectively and confidently in English so that they can meet their needs, advocate for themselves, their families and their communities, and participate more fully in U.S. society. The content outlined in this document is meant for all levels and all learners, from beginning to advanced. It applies to various program contexts including general ESOL, ESOL literacy, workplace education, family literacy, corrections, or those that transition students to higher education, vocational training and/or employment. The core concept of the ESOL Framework recognizes two critical dimensions of adult education. First, it focuses on skills, not content; secondly, it acknowledges that adults are developing their skills in order to use them in specific contexts. Appendices include: (1) ESOL Framework Glossary; (2) Charts of the Listening, Speaking Reading and Writing Strands and Standards, by Levels; (3) Teacher Vignettes; (4) Student Performance Level (SPL) Descriptors for Listening Comprehension, Oral Communication, and Reading and Writing; (5) Internet Resources; (6) Equipped for the Future; and (7) Massachusetts ABE Curriculum Frameworks Strands. (Contains 9 footnotes.)
Massachusetts Department of Education. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023. Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Adult and Community Services.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts