Meet Jane Govoni, Ph.D.

Jane Govoni, PH.D.Meet Jane Govoni, founder of ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) in Higher Education. Jane holds a Ph.D. with a focus in Second Language Acquisition from the University of South Florida and an M.A. in Spanish from Boston College. Jane began her career as a middle and high school Spanish teacher. Then, as associate professor at Saint Leo University in Florida, she designed and taught ESOL courses for pre-service teachers. With vast experience in foreign language and ESOL education, Jane has the knowledge and skills to provide expertise in integrating ESOL course work into undergraduate and graduate teacher programs and to train educators on ways to work effectively with English learners (ELs). She has designed programs in higher education where ESOL standards and competencies are infused in content and methods courses. She has worked closely with the Florida Department of Education in supporting the ESOL Endorsement and has taught ESOL methods, and practicum courses in elementary, secondary, Exceptional Student Education, and graduate education. In addition, she continues to review for CAEP/TESOL program accreditation. Jane is currently the ESOL coordinator and Spanish instructor at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. She also serves as the editor of the 3rd edition of Preparing the Way: Teaching ELs in the PreK-12 Classroom, a textbook for all teacher candidates/pre-service teachers.