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ESOL : Curriculum and Materials


Learn to understand and apply concepts, research, best practices, and evidenced-based strategies to plan classroom instruction in a supportive learning environment for ELLs. Learn to select and adapt standards-based materials, resources, and technologies.

Learning Objectives

  • ESOL Standards
    Domain 4 (from Florida Teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement 2010)

    • Plan for integrated standards-based ESOL and language sensitive content instruction. (4.1.a.)
    • Create supportive, accepting, student-centered classroom environments. (4.1.b.)
    • Plan differentiated learning experiences based on assessment of students’ English and L1 proficiency and integrating ELLs’ cultural background knowledge, learning styles, and prior formal educational experiences. (4.1.c.)
    • Plan learning tasks for particular needs of students with limited formal schooling (LFS). (4.1.d.)
    • Plan for instruction that embeds assessment, includes scaffolding, and provides re-teaching when necessary for individuals and small groups to successfully meet English language and literacy learning objectives. (4.1.e.)
    • Select and adapt culturally responsive/sensitive, age-appropriate, and linguistically accessible materials. (4.2.a.)
    • Select and adapt a variety of materials and other resources including L1 resources, appropriate to ELLs’ developing English language and literacy. (4.2.b.)
    • Select technological resources (e.g., Web, software, computers, and related media) to enhance instruction for ELLs of diverse backgrounds and at varying English proficiency levels. (4.2.c.)

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summatives.

1 Multiple Choice Exam - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.
9 Reflections - Learner synthesizes previous knowledge and course content in order to develop a narrative response.

The summatives must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team

Author: Adrienne Herrell, Ph.D., Sandra Hancock, Ph.D

Developed by Sandi King, M. Ed. .

Course Last Updated: 2022