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Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The purpose of the Adult ESOL program is to “assist immigrants and other individuals who are English language learners in: improving their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in English, mathematics skills and an understanding of the American system of Government, individual freedom, and the responsibilities of citizenship.” In addition, the Adult ESOL program is “designed to lead to attainment of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent; and transition to postsecondary education and training; or employment.” Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Title II Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA), 2014.

The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act supports English language learners in the attainment of the following goals:

  • Improve their literacy skills in English
  • Obtain knowledge and skills for employment and economic self-sufficiency
  • Participate in the educational development of their children
  • Improve economic opportunities for their families
  • Understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship

Students eligible to enroll in the Adult ESOL course are those who:

  • Are age 16 years or older
  • Have officially withdrawn from the K12 educational system
  • Demonstrate skills at less than Adult ESOL level 6, as measured by FDOE-approved assessments

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