English as a Second Language

We are NOT currently offering English as a Second Language

Become better at your job, better at your studies or simply learn English with ESL classes at CBT. Non-native English speakers can learn the basics, improve language skills and prepare for college coursework with courses, tutoring and conversation practice. Stop by our office to meet with an advisor and find out which of these programs is right for you

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

Contact us today, and become proficient in English!

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CBT College’s ESL program offers high quality full time English courses to domestic and international students wishing to learn and/or improve their English language skills. We offer small classes with highly qualified teachers for students who want to:
  • Improve their English language skills for education, work, or business
  • Prepare for college level courses at CBT College
The mission of the CBT ESL Program is to provide non-English speaking adults with the English language skills needed to successfully advance towards educational, personal, and professional goals that lead to their full participation as productive members of the diverse society of the United States.

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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.

Community Participation
ESL classes prepare students to be fully engaged with their communities. English learners benefit by being informed and achieving a level of inclusiveness that enhances their lives. Communities benefit from an increased level of participating by all community members.

Family Life
Families benefit when parents become proficient in English, enabling them to participate in their children's education and social lives. The family benefits when children are not required to act as interpreters for their parents, thereby preserving the family structure and parental roles.

Health and Safety
English-language learners benefit from being able to read or understand safety instructions, road signs, medication instructions, workplace safety literature, and weather and safety advisories. English learners are able to speak to law enforcement and emergency medical personnel.

Education and Employment
ESL students benefit by being able to take advantage of educational and training opportunities, which lead to employment, promotions or higher salaries, all of which benefit families by improving their opportunities and access to benefits such as health care.

Civic Pride and Citizenship
ESL classes benefit participants and communities by enhancing participants' civic pride. They may become full members of their communities and prepare to enjoy the responsibilities and benefits of citizenship.


CBT College has five (5) conveniently located campuses throughout Miami-Dade County. All locations are national accredited by ACICS.

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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