TSL 3080 – Introduction to ESOL Theories and Practice: The Anchor Course
This course is designed to introduce students to the underlying theories and principles
that shape the field of ESOL. The legal and professional issues which have shaped
and influenced the field will be explored. The course will focus on the theories of
first and second language acquisition as well as the general study of language, communication,
and literacy development related to classroom instruction and assessment for limited
English students. Special attention will be given to the subsystems of language, role
of language transfer, BICS and CALP, language pragmatics, and cultural issues in communication.
This course is designed for majors of elementary education, early childhood, special
education, and English/language.
TSL 4081 Supplemental Readings SOL Survey for Strategies and Instruction: The In-Service
Requirement for Non-Primary Language Teachers – Categories II and III
This course is designed to provide subject areas teacher education majors with an
overview of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). It provides essential
ESOL competencies and skills need to work with secondary ELLs (English Language Learners)
in the system of public schools.
Students enrolled in this course must be seniors who have already taken the courses
in methodology designated for their major.
This course is required for preservice teachers of basic subject areas who are not
primary language providers, including majors in Science, Social Studies, Computer
Literacy, and other basic subjects.
It is a required course for preservice teachers of areas other than basic subjects
such as Physical Education, Music, Art, Vocational Education, Media Specialists and
The course is design to provide an overview of the legal, historical, sociological,
and programmatic issues of ESOL. It also provides the knowledge base and practical
applications in the areas of cross-cultural communication, related aspects of applied
linguistics, specific ESOL strategies for content area instruction, curriculum and
materials, and testing and evaluation. The course provides three credit hours of ESOL
knowledge and skills equivalent to the 60 hours of inservice training provided at
the school district level to complete the ESOL endorsement that is required by the
Florida Department of Education. By completing the ESOL endorsement prior to graduation,
the basic subject area teachers would have completed all requirements for ESOL and
would need no further required training for endorsement.
TSL 4321-Issues, Methods, and Strategies for Content Area Teachers: The Capstone Course
This course is designed as a continuation to the TSL 3080 Introduction to ESOL Course
and specifically focuses on the practical application and methodologies associated
with teaching English Language Learners. The course will focus on the relevance of
theories of first and second language acquisition as well as the general study of
language, communication, and literacy development related to classroom instruction
and assessment for limited English students. Special attention will be given to the
subsystems of language, role of language transfer, BICS and CALP, language pragmatics,
and cultural issues in communication. This course is designed for majors of elementary
education, early childhood, special education, and English/language.
TSL 5700 - ESOL Issues and Strategies for Other Professional Educators: The Course for School Administrators and Guidance Counselors – Category IV
This course focuses on major issues in the administration of programs designed to
serve English language learners in the public schools Pk-12. It addresses specific
legal, sociological, psychological, and philosophical issues concerning program development,
administration and program maintenance to serve English language learners. Emphasis
is placed on the roles and responsibilities of school administrators, school psychologists,
guidance counselors and social workers regarding issues of language development and
learning, curriculum and instructional management, testing and assessment, cross-cultural
communication and sensitivity, and school-community awareness. Students will be involved
in field experience opportunities as a means of applying concepts and research to
real life issues. ESOL Standards for Administrators, Language Arts through ESOL, Florida
Management and Leadership Licensure competencies for the Florida Educational Leadership
Program, and appropriate NCATE Guidelines serve as a basis for this course.