Mastering the English Language Proficiency Standards


Goals for This Module

The new English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education were released in fall 2016. The goals of this module are to introduce ESL instructors to the new standards and how they provide the language support to meet the rigorous requirements of the College and Career Readiness Standards for adults; to explore and practice applying the standards to teaching; and to develop a deep understanding of the requirements of academic rigor along with the scaffolding strategies to help adult students reach their goals.

Goals of Session 1

The goals of this session are to provide (1) an overview of the ELP Standards for Adult Education and their guiding principles, and (2) an understanding of the importance of rigor in instruction.

Objectives for Session 1

By the end of Session 1, participants will be able to:

  • recognize the guiding principles in classroom practice;
  • demonstrate understanding of the organization of the ELP Standards and how they support language instruction; and
  • identify the importance and use of academic language and its relationship to the ELP Standards.