School of Continuing Education & Professional Development

Adult Education

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Learning English is just the beginning

We provide:

  • English courses for non-native speakers
  • Classes to improve work-related skills
  • Citizenship Education
  • Assistance with communication skills, reading, listening comprehension, grammar and writing
  • Courses offered throughout Miami-Dade County

Frequently Asked Questions

The ESOL program at MDC prepares non-native English speakers to obtain employment, increase work-related skills to obtain a better job, and citizenship. The program prepares students to continue their education in degree or certificate programs.

You must present a valid government issued photo ID (passport, driver’s license, etc.); and if you have a Social Security Card, bring it as well.
  1. You must take the CASAS test to be placed in an appropriate English class. There is a one-time fee of $10 to take the CASAS test.
  2. Bring a copy of your results to a program advisor who will introduce you to the program and develop a student success plan for you.
Included in the English language program is access to the computer labs for computer skills training and for additional English language practice on a wide selection of software resources.  Trained ESOL tutors will be available at the labs during, before, and after class.
Classes and labs are available during the morning, afternoon, and evening.
There is a small tuition charge for enrolling in the program; in addition, buying the assigned textbook for your English course is required.
The duration of the program depends on the initial placement of the individual student. There are seven levels of instruction. The average student spends about eight months to complete the ESOL program.