English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Adult Education English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program offers English classes for individuals (minimum age 16) who resides in our county. The purpose of these classes is to help adults learn English so they can find a better job, expand their learning opportunities and actively participate in the education of their children and the betterment of our community. The program has several classes to accommodate our large and diverse community and service each student’s individual needs.

  • Literacy for Adult ESOL Learners, (three levels for adults with low literacy skills in their native language)
  • Adult English Literacy (6 level of Core ESOL)
  • Academic Skills (One level geared towards students who are interested in post-secondary education opportunities)
  • Citizenship (one level for adults working towards U.S. citizenship)
  • English Literacy for Career and Technical Education (ELCATE), (three levels geared towards students in the workforce)
  • Workplace Readiness (one level designed to assist students in specific industries)

M-DCPS Adult ESOL Program is designed to develop all components of language-speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation – in content. The courses have three integral parts: Workforce skills, life skills, and academic skills. The methodology is communicative, integrative, and student-centered, as recommended by research on language acquisition and adult learning. M-DCPS Adult ESOL program offers day, evening and weekend classes in numerous convenient locations. During the last academic year, M-DCPS Adult ESOL Program helped thousands of adult students learn English in our community. For information on a location near you, please contact our hotline at 305-558-8000.

Click here for a list of ESOL courses and locations.


  • American Adult Education Center
  • Coral Gables Adult Education Center
  • D. A. Dorsey Technical College
  • The English Center
  • Miami Beach Adult & Community Education Center
  • Hialeah Adult Education Center
  • Hialeah-Miami Lakes Adult Education Center
  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
  • Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center
  • Miami Jackson Adult Education Center
  • Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
  • Miami Palmetto Adult Education Center
  • Miami Senior Adult Education Center
  • Miami Springs Adult Education Center
  • Miami Sunset Adult Education Center
  • North Miami Adult Education Center
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
  • South Dade Technical College
  • Southwest Adult Education Center
  • William H. Turner Technical Adult Education Center

Adult Education