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Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Receives New Grant to Provide English Training for Brazilian Teachers

Brazilian Teachers

Miami, July 24, 2013 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus has received a new grant that will continue the college’s commitment to extending its international reach to address the education and training needs of global partners.

The campus was recently awarded over $125,000 from the Brazilian government to provide English training to more than two dozen teachers from Brazil. Aimed at improving the capacity of Brazil’s English teachers, the Brazilian Government is funding the multi-year program to bring hundreds of high-school English teachers from each Brazilian region to the U.S. for intensive training in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) methodology, as well as exposure to U.S. culture.  Two dozen teachers arrived at MDC’s Kendall Campus recently, and the college’s Wolfson campus hosted about 50 teachers in January. The program spans six weeks.

For more information about this grant, contact Dianne Valdivia at 305-237-0695 or

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