Adult Education

School of Continuing Education & Professional Development

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ESOL at Miami Dade College

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.

Learning English is just the beginning

Our program offers:

  • College Orientation
  • Advisement
  • Career Readiness Advisement
  • Employability Skills
  • State-of-the-art Technology
  • Career counseling
  • Courses offered throughout Miami-Dade County

Campus Registration Information

Requirements to begin the ESOL program:

  1. Bring a valid government issued photo identification.
  2. Take the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS), a two-hour timed exam. Your test results will determine where you are placed in the ESOL program.

Registration process:

  1. Come to the School of Continuing Education & Professional Development in Room 1124 (Building 1, first floor) and bring a valid government-issued photo identification. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  2. Complete the in-take forms. You will be informed of the date of registration and first day of class.
  3. Take the CASAS test registration form to the Bursar (Building 1, first floor) to pay a $10 one-time fee.
  4. Go to the Testing Department (room 1160) with the paid receipt (from Bursar) and together with your valid government issued photo identification and one other form of identification. The test is administered on a walk-in basis during the following times: Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; On Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Day of Registration:

  1. Bring a valid government issued photo identification.
  2. Registration for classes will be on a first come, first served basis.
  3. You will be registered for a class according to your English level (if there are available seats).
  4. Bring class schedule to the Bursar’s (Building 1, first floor) to pay tuition. Must bring paid schedule to the first day of class.

General class sessions:

  1. Daytime: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  2. Evening: Monday through Thursday 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

For more information call the ESOL office: (305) 237-1504
Para más información, llame a la oficina de ESOL: (305) 237-1504
Pou plis enfòmasyon rele biwo ESOL la nan: (305) 237-1504

Requirements to begin the ESOL program:
  1. Bring a valid government issued photo identification.
  2. Take the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS), a two-hour timed exam. Your test results will determine how you are placed in the ESOL program.
Registration process:
  1. Come to the Adult Education office in Room 5130 (Building 5, first floor) and bring a valid government issued photo identification. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m., and some Mondays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. by appointment via 305-237-2162.
  2. Complete the in-take forms. You will be informed of the date of registration and first day of class.
  3. Take the CASAS test registration form to the Bursar (Building R, first floor) to pay a $10 one-time fee.
  4. Go to the Testing Department with the paid receipt (from Bursar) and test schedule (from ESOL Office, Room 5130) located in Building R, fifth floor together with your valid government issued photo identification and one other form of identification. The test is administered on a walk-in basis from Monday through Thursday 8:30 to 4:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 to 1:00 p.m.
Registration day:
  1. Bring a valid government issued photo identification.
  2. Registration for classes will be on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early (no earlier than 7 a.m.).
  3. You will be registered for a class according to your English level (if there are available seats).
  4. Bring class schedule to the Bursar’s (Building R, first floor) to pay tuition. Must bring paid schedule to the first day of class.
General class sessions:
  1. Daytime: Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. OR Monday through Friday, 10:40 to 1:15 p.m.
  2. Evening: Monday through Thursday 6:00 to 9:15 p.m.

Para más información, llame a la oficina de ESOL: 305-237-2162

Requirements to register in the ESOL program:
  1. Bring a current/valid government issued photo identification.
  2. Take the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS), a two-hour timed exam. Your test results will determine the level you are placed in the ESOL program.
Registration process:
  1. Come to the School of Continuing Education & Professional Development in Room 1158 (Building 1, first floor) and bring a current/valid government issued photo identification. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  2. Fill out form AR-203 (Non-Credit) and take it to Admission’s Office located in Building 3 room 3114 to be admitted and obtain your student number or MDC-ID.
  3. Respond to the six questions (oral screening) to determine the form of the placement test (CASAS) to be used.
  4. You will receive a referral form for the Testing Department located in Building 3, first floor room 3104 to make the appointment for the test and then go the Bursar (Building 1, first floor room 1168) to pay a $10 one-time fee.
  5. After the test, you will be informed of the results, complete the in-take forms required by the program, get your registration schedule and general information about rooms and building locations.
General class sessions:
  1. Daytime: Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. OR Monday through Friday, 12:40 to 3:15 p.m.
  2. Evening: Monday through Thursday 6:30 to 9:35 p.m.

Para más información, llame a nuestra oficina a los siguientes números: 305-237-3214 / 305-237-7680.

Requirements to begin the ESOL program:

  1. Any valid government picture ID.
  2. A placement test (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems or CASAS).

Registration process:

  1. Come to the Adult Education Department in Room D303 and bring a valid government issued photo identification. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 am to 4:30 p.m.
  2. Complete an application form. You will be informed of the date of registration and first day of class.
  3. Answer some oral questions to determine the form of the CASAS test you will take, and to receive a referral for the test.
  4. Register for the CASAS test in room D303 where you will be given a test day.
  5. The day of the test you must bring a valid ID and a blank money order for a $10 one-time fee.
  6. Come in person to D303 a week after the test day to obtain the placement test results.

Registration day:

  1. Come to D303 and bring a valid government issued photo identification.
  2. Registration for classes will be on a first come, first served basis. We have limited spaces available.
  3. You will be registered for a class according to your English level.
  4. Bring class schedule to the Bursar’s (Room A115) to pay a tuition fee of $31.50. Must bring paid schedule to the first day of class.

       After registration:

  1. Obtain your MDC student ID and a parking decal at Room A115.
  2. Present your paid schedule, valid driver’s license and vehicle registration.

General class sessions:

  1. Daytime: Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. On Thursdays is Computer Lab day at D206.
  2. Evening: Monday through Wednesday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Thursdays is Computer Lab day at D206.
  3. Must bring paid schedule to the first day of class.

*Additionally, minors need:
1. Proof of school withdrawal
2. Student Picture ID
3. Parents:
Picture ID
Sign the following documents: Age Waiver, FERPA, and Guardian Permission

For more information call the ESOL Department: 305-237-5124.

Requirements to begin the ESOL program:
  1. Please bring your government issued valid picture ID or Driver’s License to the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development office located in Room 3116 at InterAmerican campus.
  2. You will be admitted to Miami Dade College and receive a student number.
  3. You will be asked a few questions (oral screening) to determine the form of the CASAS test you will take.
Test to be taken:
  1. The same day that you are admitted, you may take the e-CASAS by going to the testing department, Room 1110 with the referral form that will be given by the ESOL staff.
  2. The cost of the test is $10.
  3. This placement test will determine the level of proficiency and entry into the program.
  4. The test is administered on a walk-in basis between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
In order to obtain results:
  1. Students will be given their results and entry level at the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Room 3116 after taking the test. Results are typically available as quickly as 30 minutes after test completion but may take up to 24 hours to become available. No results will be provided over the phone.
Registration process:
  1. At the School of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Room 3116 you must complete the intake forms.
  2. You will be registered for a class according to the level indicated by your test results.
  3. Take the class schedule to the Bursar’s office (Building 1, Window 5) to pay tuition of $31.50 per college term. Each term may consist of two or four months depending on when you enroll.
  4. You will receive a referral form for the Testing Department located in Building 3, first floor room 3104 to make the appointment for the test and then go the Bursar (Building 1, first floor room 1168) to pay a $10 one-time fee.
  5. You must bring your paid receipt to the first day of class.
General class sessions:
  1. Classes are offered both in the mornings and the evenings from Monday through Friday.

Para más información, llame a nuestra oficina: 305-237-6273.

Requirements to begin the ESOL program:
  1. Bring a valid government issued photo identification.
  2. Take the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) Placement test, a two-hour timed exam. Your test results will determine how you are placed in the ESOL Program.
Registration process:
  1. Come to the School of Continuing Education & Professional Development in Room 2402 (Building 2, 4th. floor) and bring valid government issued photo identification. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  2. Complete the non-credit admission form and receive a pass for the CASAS.
  3. Take the pass to the Bursar (Building 1, first floor) to pay a $10 one-time fee.
  4. To take the CASAS take the paid receipt to the Testing Department located in Room 1220 (Building 1, 2nd. Floor) together with your valid government issued photo identification and one other form of identification. The test is administered on a walk-in basis from Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  5. Bring CASAS results and your identification (as described above) to the ESOL department, Room 2402. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to report your scores and be advised.
  6. You will receive a class schedule.
  7. Pay $31.50 tuition at the Bursar's (Building 1, first floor).
  8. Take the tuition paid receipt and class schedule to your assigned classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
Tuition is $31.50 per semester. 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.