The purpose of the Adult ESOL program is to help adult English language learners (ELLs) achieve competence in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension of the English language that leads to attainment of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and/or to transition to postsecondary education and/or training or to gainful employment, as well as the ability to participate fully in the civic life in the United States. The program is designed for ELLs who are able to read and write in their native language or another language. ELLs who hold a postsecondary degree or other credential may enroll in the Adult ESOL Program if their placement test score is below the top score for exiting the program.
The Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework has six levels which correlate to the Educational Functioning Levels (EFLs) of the National Reporting System (NRS). The curriculum framework consists of three parts: College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards for adult education, English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards for adult education, and Life and Work competencies. The nice subject areas are: communication, employment, community, consumer education, health, civics, environment, mathematics, learning, and thinking.
|FDOE Adult ESOL Levels
||1 Beginning Literacy
|2 Low Beginning
||2 Low Beginning
|3 High Beginning
||3 High Beginning
|4 Low Intermediate
||4 Low Intermediate
|5 High Intermediate
||5 High Intermediate
Completion of EFLs must be measured by approved assessments in accordance with Rule 6A‐6.014, FAC. The following tests have been approved by the state for use with students enrolled in Adult ESOL: CASAS Life and Work Series 80 Reading and 980 Listening. Please view the Adult Education technical assistance papers for additional information on assessment procedures.
Students at EFL 5 or 6 cannot be enrolled in Adult ESOL and ELCATE at the same time. Students who have a goal to enter a CTE program may be enrolled in ELCATE. Students who do not have a goal of enrolling in CTE may remain in Adult ESOL. Students who are new to the program and test into EFL 5 or 6 may be enrolled in Adult ESOL or ELCATE, depending on their goals.
Need More Information? Contact:
Downtown Campus ESOL Office
101 West State Street, Building A, Room 2101
Jacksonville, FL 32202
More Information Online
Florida Department of Education: Adult Education
Florida Department of Education: Adult Education Technical Assistance Papers