On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of World Languages at the Eduardo J. Padrón Campus of Miami Dade College, I extend a warm welcome to our department and invite you to explore the many opportunities to study a variety of languages with us. We strongly believe in preparing our students to be global citizens able to live, work, and succeed in the 21st century.
Our department offers language education programs in three areas:
The English for Academic Purposes program is for English language learners who are interested in earning a degree or certificate at the College. We offer courses via the traditional EAP program, EAP+ and the ACE Program. Información en español disponible)
Our offerings in Foreign Languages, including, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish, are designed to help students expand their world by learning to communicate in a new language, as well as to meet the language requirements of their respective programs of study.
Our Translation and Interpretation Studies program offers an Associate of Science degree in Translation and Interpretation Studies in addition to college credit certificates in Translation or Interpretation.
We look forward to welcoming you to our program.
Juan Carlos Morales, Ed.D.
The English for Academic Purposes Program fulfills an important mission in assisting the immigrant population in the Miami-Dade County area to learn the English language in order to facilitate continuing education and entry into mainstream America.
For course descriptions see the College Catalog
Foreign Language Program
The Foreign Language Program emphasizes the instruction of languages other than English. French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish are the primary languages currently offered in the department. These courses enable students to expand their language skills.
This program is designed to prepare Spanish/English bilinguals for an exciting career in translation and/or interpretation.
ACE (Accelerated Content-Based English) Program
The ACE program uses content-based instruction to teach English as a second language.
CBI - Content Based Instruction
CBI 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.
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Writing Lab (1209)
The Writing Lab assists students with ESL-related writing goals through one-on-one tutoring and individual instruction, crafted practice at each level, challenging grammar and composition exercises, and access to instructional software exercises on a bank of computers. The purpose of the writing lab is to enable EAP students to reach college level writing competency. Accomplishing this requires material complementing the all important syllabus of the classroom, the heart of the students' overall instruction.
Language Lab (1218)
The Language Lab provides a convenient place for students to practice audio-lingual skills. Electronic media is used to transmit and report prepared audio, video, and multimedia learning materials in order to improve speech and listening skills in English for Academic Purposes and Foreign Languages. Room 1218 is equipped to facilitate live interactive oral practice with a lab instructor and among large groups of students. The Internet is available to students, as well as other learning materials on the Web.
Translation/ Interpretation Lab (1130)
This lab is equipped with audio-visual equipment for translation and interpretation. There are 25 student stations where students use computers to refine their translation and interpretation skills. Due to the specialization of this lab/classroom, the students at Padrón Campus have been able to participate in the internship for court interpreters.