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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The ESOL program is an intensive English language program composed of four main areas: Writing, Grammar, Reading and Comprehension, and Speech

Available on the following locations

MIA

Credits: Non-credit certificate consisting of: 9 levels/27courses

Academic Level: Certificate

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP) – administered by Albizu University

Program Director:

Rafael Martinez, EdD

787-765-4321
test@albizu.edu
2173 NW 99th Ave
Miami, FL 33172-2209

Application Materials:

Time it takes to complete: 3 Years (Less time – depending on MTELP score)

Accreditations for this program

Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the State of Florida Department of Education, Commission on Independent Education.

By graduation, students will have satisfied these competencies.

Students can expect to acquire proficiency in communicating in the English Language. This includes verbal and written communication.

What can the student do with this title in his/her professional life? What fields or opportunities for employment or research do you provide? *

There are limitless opportunities for personal and professional growth by being able to effectively communicate in the English language, particularly for those immigrant students that want to begin a new professional life in the United States, or any other English-speaking country.

Modality of the program

Classes are delivered in a face-to-face format (classes twice a week) and assignments to be completed in a computer program (Tell Me More) that allows the student to practice written and oral English language skills at their own pace.

What type of student arrives here? (where they come from, social level)

All kinds of students, particularly professionals (e.g., medical doctors, nurses, accountants, etc.) that want to practice in their field in the United States.

Is this program offered at other universities in the United States or Puerto Rico? If so, how does it differ or stands out from the other options?

There are other educational centers that offer English as a second language, however, our classes are small (maximum 15 students, the instructors all hold a minimum of a Master Degree in ESOL, computers are available on campus for the Tell Me More exercises, and advisement is provided to international students that have secured a student visa to pursue the ESOL program at Albizu University Miami Campus.

What experience do students have in the program? Theoretical, practical? What kind of skills do they develop? How does it enhance the student’s current title?

Students not only acquire English Language proficiency but also learn about North American culture including traditions, regional and national celebrations, holidays, values, etc. The program also helps students in accent reduction and effective academic and business written communication.

How is this program integrated with others at the University

Many students that have completed the ESOL course sequence have continued their studies in one of Albizu’s academic fields such as the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs in Psychology, Education and Human Services.

What is the support of the University during the tenure of the program?

Albizu’s Student Support Services are available to ESOL students for any assistance with their studies.

WHAT ADDITIONAL SKILLS DOES THE STUDENT WHO PARTICIPATES IN THE PROGRAM ACQUIRE?

Given the diversity of cultures represented in our ESOL student population, students have the opportunity to meet and interact with persons of diverse backgrounds, languages, cultures, professions, etc.. This experience results in an enhanced appreciation of multiculturalism and diversity in general. As our program is housed at the University, ESOL students can participate in the various academic and professional events covering diverse topics (e.g., domestic violence, human trafficking, counseling, career fairs, etc.).

With what educational/work experience does the faculty of the program count?

All ESOL faculty have a minimum of a Master degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Some professors have academic credentials in Linguistics, World Languages, Secondary Education, etc.

Additional comments

This program attracts an unusual number of professionals seeking to learn English to practice their respective fields in the United States.

After all the required documentation is received and an interview completed by the Office of Admissions, academic program advisors reach out to successful candidates with program direction and advisement.

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