Content Based Instruction
In 2008 the Eduardo J. Padrón Campus of Miami Dade College received a Title V-grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop accelerated courses in English for academic purposes. The resulting program, called Project ACE, uses Content-based instruction to teach English as a second language. Content-based instruction is a curriculum design in which instructional material, learning tasks, and classroom technology used in the language classroom come from academic disciplines like psychology and biology. The ultimate goal of Project ACE is to equip students with the language skills they need to continue their education or advance in the workforce.
Project ACE concludes in mid-2013 while its advancements continue through the Student Achievement Initiative at Miami Dade College.
Content-Based Instruction gets students involved in their career path faster and with more confidence.
Native Spanish speakers talk about their experience with Content-Based Instruction at Miami Dade College.
Native Kreyol speakers talk about their experience with Content-Based Instruction at Miami Dade's Project ACE Program.