Publication Date

Winter 12-20-2022

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Master of Arts in TESOL)

First Advisor

Dr. Marti Anderson


Within the current context of Adult ESOL education, a growing demographic of language learners with prior business knowledge and experience would like to start their own businesses. Most programs are focused on preparing students for an academic or vocational track in college with little attention given to potential entrepreneurs. This course was created out of an increasing need to prepare and support ESOL students who would like to take entrepreneurship boot camps and courses offered at the college level but lack confidence in their English skills. It provides students with general entrepreneurship vocabulary and gets them familiarized with business practices here in the US. The course includes 6 weeks of curriculum and materials aimed towards ESOL students at levels 3 and 4 based on the CASAs standardized test currently used to assess English proficiency in Adult Education in Florida.