English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL):
The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program prepares students to communicate competently in English in appropriate situations and perform in the skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with equal value placed on each.
The ESOL Program is a language arts program which is competency-based and provides instructional opportunities for adult Limited English Proficient (LEP) or Potentially English Proficient (PEP) students. The length of the program is based upon the study needs of each student. This English for Speakers of Other Languages program is open-entry/open-exit, which allows students to enter and exit the program when their individual needs have been met. There is a $10 Activity Fee for ESOL classes.
All of the teachers are professional educators certified in ESOL.
Classes are given throughout the day to fit adult students’ schedules. The ESOL program focuses on conversation, pronunciation and grammar along with reading and writing skills. Six levels of English for Speakers of Other Languages are provided with the addition of a seventh level, Academic ESOL, for those advanced students who want to further refine their speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. Hablamos Español.
English Literacy for Career and Technical Education (ELCATE)
The purpose of this course is to prepare adult English language learners to enter and succeed in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, to obtain or maintain employment, and to advance in a high-growth, high-wage career.
The content is compatible with principals of language acquisition for adult learners of English and includes language skills applicable to general workforce development as well as studies specific to career/technical programs. The four areas of focus are academic, technology, culture, and test taking.
Who is ELCATE for?
ELCATE is designed for students who have a goal of entering a Career and Technical Education program of study and are transitioning out of ESOL.
What are the prerequisites for ELCATE?
All students must take the CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems) Employability Competency Skills Reading test.
What are students taught in ELCATE?
Classroom instruction covers four language skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. ELCATE also includes grammar, vocabulary, and English for the workplace. Academic, reading, writing, technology, culture, and test taking skills are emphasized.
How are students taught ELCATE?
Instruction is provided at the individual and group level. Students are given the opportunity to learn using web-based curriculum, online webinars, and other Internet resources provided by their instructor.
When may I enroll in ELCATE?
This program is open-entry/open-exit. Students may enter and exit the program according to their individual needs.
When is the ELCATE program offered?
ELCATE Online is available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
What happens when I complete my ELCATE class?
Students who complete ELCATE may move on to the Adult Basic Education (ABE ), General Educational Development (GED), or Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE) program where they will concentrate on their academic skills.
What does the ELCATE class cost?
For Florida Residents $50 (includes tuition, testing fee, and activity fee)
NOTE: Applicants must provide documentation showing 12 consecutive months of Florida residency to qualify for in-state tuition.
Applicants must provide documentation showing of Florida residency to qualify for in-state tuition.
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For Non-Florida Residents $140 (includes tuition, testing fee, and activity fee)