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 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.

PENDING

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.