The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) certificate program at Albizu University prepares you to effectively communicate in English regardless of your current level of proficiency. Whether you speak and understand English enough to get by or cannot communicate at all, you will be placed in a learning environment that meets your needs.

Learning the English language can be a necessity in today’s diverse society. English proficiency will open many doors, helping you to better communicate with friends and family, seek employment or a better job, pursue educational opportunities, or apply for citizenship.

As a student in the ESOL program, you will develop your ability to speak, write and read English through classroom and computer-based exercises, written and oral assignments, and other learning activities. Our expert faculty members provide personalized attention in a small-class environment.

  • Successful completion of all levels of the ESOL program permits students to enroll in academic university programs without having to take the TOEFL test as prescribed in most Universities in their admissions policy.
  • ESOL students that hold an MD degree will have the option to take an "English for Health Professionals" level during the last semester of the Certificate program.


  1. To develop speakers of other languages students’ competency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing English in such a way that they can function successfully in academics, work environment and in general daily communication.
  2. To provide educational experiences that will prepare speakers of other languages students to enter institutions of higher education. Students completing the ESOL program will:
    • Familiarize ESOL students with North American culture through class activities, field trips and other cultural immersion experiences
    • Demonstrate fluency in speaking English, excellent listening skills and proficient English reading skills.
    • Demonstrate the ability to do library research, synthesize the information they find, and write it in an acceptable format.
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of English grammar and of its importance in their writing.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking skills that will allow them to analyze the information they learn/acquire, helping them in their future college courses and in their daily life functions.
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of and sensitivity towards cultural differences.

Expert Faculty

Our courses are taught by professors who are both academics and active professionals. Faculty members bring to the classroom a working expertise in theories, research, and practice in their fields.

A Strong Heritage

Founded in 1966 Albizu University is the first professional school of psychology established in North America and the Caribbean.


Albizu University offers morning, afternoon, evening, and night classes to provide you with the flexibility and convenience you need to meet all of life’s demands. Online classes and programs are also available.


Authorized by Florida Department of Education, Commission on Independent Education (CIE). The institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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