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Below are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding ESOL infusion at USF St. Petersburg. For more detailed information, please see the Student Orientation and the PowerPoint presentation
Frequently Asked Questions About ESOL Endorsement Through Infusion
- Where can I find information on the ESOL Portfolio requirements?
The ESOL Education website, at http://fcit.usf.edu/esol includes detailed information on the portfolio requirements as well as the portfolio checklists for each program.
- What if I transferred courses from another institution?
If courses that were accepted in place of USF ESOL-infused courses addressed ESOL Performance Standards, students can include these course assignments and a list of the associated ESOL Performance Standards in their portfolios. Please mark these courses as transfer courses and be explicit about which ESOL Performance Standards they address and why.
If the courses did not address ESOL, then students may choose two options: 1) complete the ESOL assignments for the corresponding courses at USFSP (assignments are listed on the ESOL Education website) or substitute alternate activities that address the ESOL Performance Standards which the equivalent USF ESOL-infused courses cover. Please go to the ESOL Education website for alternate activities.
- What if I took College of Education courses prior to the date that the ESOL Endorsement through Infusion program was approved?
Students who began taking ESOL-infused College of Education courses prior to certain dates (Spring 1999 for Early Childhood and Elementary, Fall 1999 for Special, and Fall 2000 for English Education) may be required to complete activities that address ESOL Performance Standards that are now addressed in those courses. Students who began initial certification master's degree programs as of fall 2002 or later and all students who will graduate as of summer 2004 or later must meet the ESOL requirements. You will find guidance on how to select appropriate alternate activities to compensate for the courses taken prior to when they became ESOL-infused in any of the 3 ESOL classes.
- How do I prepare for the ESOL Comprehensive Exam?
Your FLE 4315 and FLE 4316 instructors will provide reviews for the exams.
- How do I know when to enroll in the right courses?
Your Student Academic Services (SAS) report indicates which courses you need each semester. Please consult with your advisor on a regular basis to be sure that your schedule is appropriate. The rule is that FLE 4315 must be taken the first semester in the college, FLE 4316 must be taken two semesters prior to the final internship, and ESOL 3 must be taken the semester prior to final internship.* If, for any reason, you need to diverge from this rule, please consult your advisor.
*Please see Exception on page 2.