RETELL is Underway

posted Feb 3, 2013, 11:32 AM by Omar Longus

RETELL is underway. The American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts division has put out a easy to follow explanation of the RETELL initiative. You can read the article here.

Common Core State Standards and English Learners Webinar

posted Jan 29, 2013, 1:38 PM by Omar Longus   [ updated Feb 5, 2014, 6:38 PM ]

The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by Massachusetts in 2010. However, there has been confusion as to how these should be applied to English Learners. Recently, the National Clearing House for English Language Acquisition put out a webinar on how the Common Core standards can be applied to English Learners. Check out the webinar here:

Schedules, Surveys, & Polls

posted Jan 15, 2013, 11:49 AM by Omar Longus

We have been using Doodle to schedule meeting times for events and Survey Monkey to conduct surveys and polls. They are great tools that anyone can use. Please respond whenever a poll of survey is sent out. If you have trouble using either or know of better software, please let us know.

EDU 792 - Online Course

posted Dec 18, 2012, 8:24 AM by Omar Longus

Several people have inquired about taking the course EDU 792 - Methods and Approaches in Teaching ESL - online. Unfortunately, the class is already full and new spaces will not be made available unless the hybrid section (Class Nbr 2423) reaches its student limit as well.

EDU 792 will be offered in the summer and fall, so there will be plenty of opportunities to take the course. Also, we have provided a variety of course options to ensure that everyone can enroll in a course or multiple courses in this upcoming spring semester. We will continue to work to match course demand with course availability, and appreciate input on your thoughts for how to do so.

Website Update

posted Dec 17, 2012, 8:11 AM by Omar Longus   [ updated Dec 17, 2012, 8:42 AM ]

As you may have noticed, the website has recently been updated. From now on, the website will constantly be updated. We hope for the website to be a place where you can find answers to your questions, view the schedule of upcoming SAEL events, see what other students are working on, and stay up to date with local education and ELL news.

In looking for articles to post in Current Events, we will look through the Salem Evening News, Lynn Item, and Revere Journal daily. However, we will also depend on your input. If you have an article or video you would like us to post, please email it to us at

We also hope to have your input for  the Academic Advice and Student Work pages. Submitting ideas or work you have done is a way to support your peers and spread knowledge. If you have questions, suggestions, ideas, or work please email us or call us at 978.542.2607.

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