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.

Florida Department of Education Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework

  • Curriculum Framework - Overview: See pages 1-3 of the FDOE Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework.
  • Purpose: See page 1 of the FDOE Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework.
  • Career and Education Planning/Workforce Preparation Activities: See page 3 of the FDOE Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework.
  • Digital Literacy: See page 3 of the FDOE Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework
  • Critical Thinking: See page 4 of the FDOE Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework

Professional Development

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.

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards: See pages 5-6 of the FDOE Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework.

Professional Development

  1. Webinar: ESOL and the Florida College and Career Readiness Standards - Part 1
  2. Webinar: ESOL and the Florida College and Career Readiness Standards - Part 2 

Note: Printable presentations are available at the bottom of the web page.

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

  • List of ELPS: See page 7 of the FDOE Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework.
  • CCR and ELPS Correspondence Chart: See pages 8-42 of the FDOE Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework.

Professional Development

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

Note: Printable presentations are 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.

Life and Work Competencies: See pages 43-48 of the FDOE Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework.

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

Professional Development

  1. Webinar:  Training for Adult ESOL Teachers: Using the 2019 FDOE Curriculum Framework* in Classroom Instruction – Part 1 (IPDAE)
  2. Webinar: Training for Adult ESOL Teachers: Using the 2019 FDOE Curriculum Framework* in Classroom Instruction - Part 2 (IPDAE)

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

Tools for Developing Lessons

  • ESOL Curriculum Map for Contextualized and Collaborative Instruction
    Template - Life and Work Competencies/Ventures Integrated Skills Series (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