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Dr. Jane Govoni

Title: ESOL/Foreign Language Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Instruction
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Phone: 941-359-4402
Email: jgovoni@usf.edu
Office: B221B Sarasota/302R Tampa


Dr. Jane Govoni is currently the ESOL/Foreign Language Program Coordinator in the College of Education for both undergraduate and graduate courses. She has trained pre-service teachers in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for many years as well as taught Spanish to middle, high school, and college students. She has written several books, including Preparing the Way: Teaching English Learners (ELs) in the Pre-K-12 classroom (2021).

She has served on national and state education boards and was recognized as an outstanding educator in Florida in receiving the Mary L. Collins Award from the Florida Association of Teacher Educators. In addition, she received the Irving Wershow Award from the Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA) for teacher excellence and leadership. She was trained as a trainer-of-trainers for WIDA CLIMBS (Content and Language Integration as a Means of Bridging Success) to support the use of research-based approaches and WIDA resources.

Dr. Govoni serves as the Executive Secretary of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE) which consists of 14 southern states with a focus on teacher preparation. At the national level, she is a former board member of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) and currently continues to serve on national committees, such as the Program Standards for TESOL. She reviews ESOL accreditation for teacher preparation programs at both state and national (CAEP) levels.


PhD, Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Second Language Acquisition (SLAIT), University of South Florida, Tampa

MS, Spanish, Boston College

BA, Spanish/Education, Framingham State College


Preparing the way: Teaching ELs in the pre-k-12 classroom, (2021) (4th ed.) Co-Editor,
Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Linguistics for k-12 classroom application (2020). Co-editor, Kendall Hunt Publishing.