On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of World Languages at the InterAmerican Campus of Miami Dade College, I extend a warm welcome to our department and invite you to explore the many opportunities to study language 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:
- English for Academic Purposes
- World Languages
- Translation and Interpretation Studies
The English for Academic Purposes program is for English language learners who are interested in earning a degree or certificate at the College.
Our offerings in World Languages, including, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, are designed to help students communicate in variety of languages and meet the language requirements of their respective programs of study.
Finally, the 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.
Juan Carlos Morales
English for Academic Purposes
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, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish are the primary languages currently offered in the department. These courses enable students to refine their native language skills. In addition, courses in Latin American and Spanish literature enhance the students' comprehension of the language and the richness of the cultural experience.
This program is designed to prepare Spanish/English bilinguals for an exciting career in translation and/or interpretation.
Project ACE (Accelerated Content Based English)
Project ACE uses content-based instruction to teach English as a second language.
CBI - Content Based Instructions
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.
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
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. There are 123 student stations. The Internet is available to students, as well as other learning materials on the Web.
Translation/ Interpretation Lab
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 InterAmerican Campus have been able to participate in the internship for court interpreters.