English as a Second Language

Students who want to improve their English should consider taking the English as a Second Language non-degree program. This program will take 12 months for you to complete. Since this is a stand-alone program, the courses offered will not transfer to another program or university.

Some of the courses you can expect to take while enrolled in the English as a Second Language program at CBT College include:

  • Basic English for Low Beginners
  • English for High Beginners
  • Low Intermediate Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking
  • High Intermediate Listening, Reading, and Speaking
  • Advanced Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking
  • Conversational English for Advanced Students

To help students get the most out of these courses, there are tutorial sessions available. These sessions allow students to discuss their writing assignments, and how the courses are helping them progress. These courses could also help students learn how to adjust to their new surroundings on a college campus, on both a social and academic level.

Contact us today, and become proficient in English!

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You have decided to take some courses to improve your English through our School of Languages. We have courses available on our Hialeah and West Kendall campuses.

The purpose of the English as a Second Language courses available at CBT College is to help individuals improve their English. This pertains to writing, reading, and speaking skills. Sometimes these English as a Second Language courses are necessary before students can enroll in a degree program at various colleges and universities in Florida, as well as other educational institutions around the world.

Once a student completes the English as a Second Language courses at CBT College, he should be able to communicate, write, and read at the same level as any other native English speaker.

Basic English for Low Beginners

ESL 1 ›

The student will understand the process of learning another language, the alphabet, how to build vocabulary and use a dictionary, principles for correct pronunciation, and vocalization. There will be an integrated (multi- media) approach to acquire proficiency in the basic skills of the language, listening/understanding, speaking, reading, writing, and cross-cultural awareness. The course will also emphasize practical vocabulary use, progressive grammatical explanations and accurate pronunciation.

English for High Beginners

ESL 2 ›

Course description: Students continue to develop the speaking and listening skills necessary to participate in classroom and group discussions. In order to build oral communication, there will be an emphasis on being functional in daily activities and emergency situations and highlights include interviews, pair and group work, and discussions. There is continued emphasis on practical vocabulary and pronunciation practice. Practice in understanding and using the spoken language; reading and writing with progressive grammatical explanations.

Low Intermediate Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

ESL 3 ›

Course description: Students continue to develop the reading, speaking and listening skills necessary to participate in classroom and group discussions. In order to build oral communication, there will be an emphasis on introductions, interviews, pair and group work, discussions, and individual presentations. The course continues emphasis on practical vocabulary and accurate pronunciation. Practice in understanding and using the spoken language; reading and writing with progressive grammatical explanations.

High Intermediate Listening, Reading and Speaking

ESL 4 ›

Course description: Students continue to practice the reading, speaking and listening skills necessary to participate in classroom, group, and individual discussions. In order to progress in oral communication, there will be an emphasis on preparing for job interviews, being functional in real life situations, and discussing current events through group discussions and individual presentations. Emphasis on practical vocabulary and accurate pronunciation will be reinforced. Practice in understanding and using the spoken language; reading and writing with progressive grammatical explanations.

Advanced Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

ESL 5 ›

Course description: Students continue to practice the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills necessary to participate in classroom, group, and individual discussions. In order to progress in oral communication, there will be an emphasis on preparing for job interviews, being functional in real life situations, and discussing current events through group discussions and individual presentations. Emphasis on practical vocabulary, accurate pronunciation and writing will be reinforced. Practice in understanding and using the spoken language; reading and writing with progressive grammatical explanations.

Conversational English for Advanced Students

ESL 6 ›

Course description: This conversational English course furthers student knowledge of grammar and reading skills. The students will inter relate with each other under the instructor direction. The expressions and sounds will be revised in the 1st level of study.

Once you have completed the English as a Second Language courses, you will have better use of the language in your everyday life, including personal and business relationships. You could even begin a new career, which may not have been an option when your English speaking, writing, reading, and communication skills were below par.

Having English as a second language on your resume could help you not only qualify for a new job or promotion, but successfully completing these courses at CBT College could also help when you want to apply for college programs that require you to be fluent in English.

To learn more about the English as a Second Language courses available at CBT College, contact us today. You can take these courses on our Hialeah and West Kendall campuses. Get the assistance that you need to improve your English writing, reading, and listening comprehension.


Available Campuses

CBT College has five (5) convenient locations in Miami-Dade. All CBT locations are nationally accredited by ACICS, and offer a full time Career Services Department to help student and graduates in their Job Search.

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CBT College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Credits may be transferable to other colleges and Universities using the Florida State Course Numbering System at the discretion of the receiving institution.

1 CBT College’s programs are designed to prepare students for employment in their selected field of study or in related fields. CBT College does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job, be eligible for job advancement opportunities or be employed at all. Additional training or certifications may be required to compete in current job market conditions.

2 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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