Welcome to the Department of World Languages at Wolfson Campus, where you can learn English as a Second Language (ESL) for Academic Purposes, French, Italian Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. We take pride in a program which integrates the latest linguistic methodologies in grammar, writing, reading and speech, which are taught by highly qualified and experienced faculty. Students also have access to two state-of-the-art laboratories; the Speech Lab, where students learn to master pronunciation and speaking skills, and the Writing Lab, where students reinforce their grammar, reading and writing skills.
Our goal is not only to impart excellent knowledge of the language you wish to learn, but at the same time, to give you a better understanding of the culture whose native language you undertake, for it is our conviction that through communication with others, we can together achieve mutual understanding.
We look forward to welcoming you to our program.
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, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish are the primary languages currently offered in the department. These courses enable students to expand their language skills.
ACE (Accelerated Content-Based English) Program
The ACE program uses content-based instruction to teach English as a second language.
Writing Lab (1554)
The Writing Lab assists students with ESL-related writing goals through one-on-one tutoring and individual instruction by professionals in the field. Crafted tutorials and practice, aligned with the syllabus of each level, and challenging grammar and composition exercises are provided to students via Blackboard. Access to practice exercises and tutorials on the Internet is available for reinforcement purposes. The purpose of the writing lab is to enable EAP students to reach college level writing competency as well as reinforce learning of content delivered in writing courses. To accomplish this goal, the lab provides all sorts of material complementing the all-important syllabus of the classroom, the heart of the students' overall instruction. In addition, instruction on basic technology skills needed for research and educational purposes is provided by lab instructors right on the spot.
Speech and Foreign Language Lab (1555)
The Speech and Foreign Language Lab provides the ideal environment for students to practice audio-lingual skills on their own pace and time with the assistance of voice recognition software, lab instructors, and tutors. Language learning software is used to provide listening-speaking practice, videos and audio for listening comprehension training and an array of multimedia learning materials are available in order to improve speech and listening skills in English for Academic Purposes and Foreign Languages. Room 1555 is equipped to facilitate live interactive oral practice with lab instructors and tutors, and monitor students' performance. The Internet for educational purposes and other learning materials on the Web are available to students. In addition, instruction on basic technology skills needed for research and educational purposes is provided by lab instructors right on the spot.