Adult ESOL 2018-19 Curriculum

Florida Department of Education Adult ESOL Curriculum

The Florida Department of Education ESOL Curriculum documents have been posted to assist instructors in developing and planning lessons that best suit the needs of English language learners. For an overview of the curriculum, please review this slide presentation.

The ESOL Curriculum Framework consists of:

  • The College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards which are the end goal of adult ESOL students as they work towards achieving their long-term personal and career goals.
  • The English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards which provide guidance to instructors in the types of linguistic supports students may need.
  • The Life and Work Competencies which provide the context for building lessons that are delivered through the ELPS standards for each ESOL level.

The ELP standards focus on overall language development in English learners. The CCR standards cover the academic content and rigor along with accuracy in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary. The CCR Standards and ELP Standards reflect three key instructional advances:

  • Complex text
  • Evidence from text
  • Content-rich text

The following documents are provided to assist instructors in developing and planning lessons that best suit the needs of their English language learners.

Framework

Professional Development

Webinar: Integrating New Curriculum Frameworks into Existing Classroom Settings: Workforce Preparation and Digital Literacy
Note: Printable presentation and handout are available at the bottom of the web page.

Academic Content: College and Career Readiness Standards

The CCR skill areas of Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language for each ESOL level have been correlated to the ELPS.

Professional Development

1. Webinar: ESOL and the Florida College and Career Readiness Standards - Part 1 Note: Printable presentation is available at the bottom of the web page.

2. Webinar: ESOL and the Florida College and Career Readiness Standards - Part 2 Note: Printable presentation is available at the bottom of the web page.

Language Development and Supports: English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)

Professional Development

1. Webinar: ELPS for Adult Education: What They Are and How to Use Them - Workshop Overview

Note: Printable presentation is available at the bottom of the web page.

2. Webinar: ELPS for Adult Education: What They Are and How To Use Them - Workshop Recap

Note: Printable presentation is available at the bottom of the web page.

Context for Building Lessons: Life and Work Competencies

The CCR and ELP standards should be taught contextually by building lessons around life and work competencies that relate to students' personal and career goals. The competencies address the full range of adult ESOL levels. Some competencies are more applicable to beginning levels and others to advanced levels.

  1. Communication
  2. Employment
  3. Community
  4. Consumer Economics
  5. Health
  6. Civics
  7. Environment
  8. Mathematics
  9. Learning and Thinking

Tools for Developing Lessons

  • ESOL Instructional Pacing Calendar
    Template - Calendar: ESOL Life and Work Compentencies - All Campuses/All Levels
  • ESOL Curriculum Map for Contextualized and Collaborative Instruction
    Template - Life and Work Competencies/Ventures Integrated Skills Series (Use is optional)

Template - CCR/ELPS/Life and Work Competencies (Use is optional)

  • Lesson Plan
    Template- CCR/ELPS/Life and Work Compentencies (Use is optional)

Resources:

Contact

For more information, please contact 407.708.2120 or
Learn-English-Now@seminolestate.edu