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Dr. Jane Govoni

Title: ESOL Coordinator/Spanish Instructor
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Phone: 941-359-4200
Email: jgovoni@usf.edu
Office: B221B

Dr. Jane Govoni is the ESOL Coordinator in the College of Education and an Instructor in Spanish in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has taught Spanish to middle, high school, and college students, and has trained pre-service teachers in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for many years. She has written several books, including Preparing the Way: Teaching English Learners (ELs) in the Pre-K-12 classroom (Ed.) (2018).

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 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 includes 14 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. 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 PreK-12 Classroom, (2018) (3rd ed.) Editor,
Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. Iowa.

An ESOL Curricular Model: Infusing ESOL Standards in Teacher Education, The
Tapestry Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 2015.

Training Educators to Understand the Needs of English Learners (ELs)in the Pre-K-12
Classroom, Education Week, 2015.

The Evolution, Experiences, and Lessons Learned with ESOL Infusion in Florida,
The Tapestry Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, Winter 2012.

Technical Assistance for Teacher Preparation: Meeting the Needs for English
Language Learners in Florida, In collaboration with G. Pelaez and the Florida
Department of Education (FLDOE) Teacher Program Approval.

Ways to Foster Innovative Literacy Activities for Pre-Service Teachers to Support
Reading Strategies for English Language Learners, ICERI, 2010 Publication.

Teacher Preparation for Bilingual Student Populations: Educar para Transformar,
Reviewer of Chapter Content, Routledge Taylor & Francis Publishers.

Essential Teacher, TESOL, National Publication for ESOL Educators, Serial
Publications Reviewer.

Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) Journal, Review Editor
for peer-reviewed research articles.

Santillana USA Publishing Co. K-5 Spanish as a Foreign Language Program, Writer for
Teacher Guides for K-2

Bureau of Student Academic Language and Achievement (AALA), Florida Department
of Education, National Panel to Review and Develop ESOL Standards.

Lions, Leos, and Learners: A History of Saint Leo University. 3rd Ed. Co-author,
Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Iowa.

Corpora Journal, Edinburgh University Press, Book Review, Ute Römer,
Progressives, Patterns, Pedagogy: A corpus-driven approach to English
progressive forms, functions, contexts and didactics.

Spotlight on English, Santillana Publishers, Reviewer, Grades 1-3, a standards-based
program for English language learners.

Perspectives on Teaching K-12 English Language Learners, (Ed.) 2008. Pearson Ed..