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Community College ESL Faculty SIG Meeting 02/04/21
Online Meeting
Boston, MA
Thursday, February 04, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Special Interest Groups

About the SIG:

The Community College ESL Faculty Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group for faculty and staff in ESL/ESOL programs at Community Colleges in Massachusetts. The group meets several times during the school year, and communicates via a MATSOL E-List. Some issues the group has addressed include: Credentialing for ESL across the state; The relationships between Adult Basic Education, workforce ESL and academic ESL; Being proactive on the college campus; Over-reliance on adjunct faculty; Grants and their effects on our programs; Defining success for a community college student; Anti-immigrant backlash; Academic credit for ESL: Writing position papers on important issues. Visit the Community College ESL Faculty SIG page.


About this meeting:


The Massachusetts State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high school graduates who attain high functional and academic levels of proficiency in English and a world language by high school graduation. The goal of the award is to promote life-long language learning and recognize the assets of multilingual students.

Several Massachusetts state colleges and universities now grant college credit to incoming students who earned the Seal in high school.

Please join the Community College ESL Faculty SIG on Thursday, February 4 at 3:00 PM to learn more about the Seal of Biliteracy, the process for approving college credit, and how you can help promote the credit option on your campus.

Presenters include:

  • Helen Solorzano, MATSOL & the Language Opportunity Coalition
  • Christian M. Bednar, North Shore Community College
  • Dr. Cristy Sugarman, North Shore Community College

You do NOT have to be a MATSOL member to join these meetings, but if you would like to support MATSOL in our mission to always promote equity and excellence for all English Learners, please consider becoming a member here.

This meeting will take place online via ZOOM Meeting. Please register to access the meeting link:

Community College ESL Faculty SIG Registration