Miami Dade College

Wolfson Campus

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

    EAP Competencies
  • 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.

Name Web Page Email Telephone Office
Department Staff
Maria Verona Garcia
Aleny Alvarado
Department Secretary
305-237-3219 1615
Sergio Leon
Academic Lab Manager
305-237-7420 1556-04
Hebert Metellus
Part-Time Advisor

Magaly Gonzalez
Part-Time Advisor

Jesula Clairsaint
Part-Time Clerk
Department Faculty
Dorothy Avondstondt 305-237-7598 1638
Diana Castells   305-237-3767 1643
Lee Culver   305-237-3211 1641
Pradel Frank 305-237-3932 1636
Daphnee Gilles 305-237-7533 1626
Maria Jofre 305-237-3249 1649
Carol Krech 305-237-3708 1644
Corey Mass 305-237-3442 1647
Maureen McCarthy 305-237-7459 1634
Patricia Nation 305-237-3698 1640-2
Frank Quebbemann 305-237-3216 1648
Elizabeth Ramsay 305-237-3786 1628
Norma Riccio   305-237-3207 1646
Angela Tavares-Sogocio   305-237-7545 1642

Writing Lab (1554)

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 (1555)

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 1555 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.