English Classes (ESL)

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English Classes (ESL)

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 length of the program is based upon the study needs of each student.

The ESOL program is for adults 18 and older, to learn more go to: www.BrowardCommunitySchools.com

All teachers are professional educators certified by Broward School Board in ESOL instruction.  They are ready to assist you after a placement test (CASAS) which will determine your level of English proficiency. 

At Hispanic Unity we offer seven levels of English classes. 

HUF’s English Classes take place at our Casa Sanjuan Education Center at 5811 Johnson Street Hollywood, FL 33021.  For more information about ESOL, call (754) 323-9015 or (754) 323-1150

The process to sign up for ESOL classes is as follows:

  • Registration: Conducted at Hollywood Hill Community School  - Monday -Thursday 
    4PM-7:30PM @ 5400 Stirling Rd Hollywood, FL 33021. Phone number: (754) 323-1150
  • Schedule:Classes provided Monday –Friday:8:00 AM-1:30PM;
    Evenings Monday -Thursdays 5:00PM- 9:15PM
  • Cost: Every individual will pay $10 for CASAS Test and $10 registration activity fee.
  • Terms:Three terms throughout the year. Each term runs for approximately four months.

Impact

  • Between 1,000-1,200 students annually learn English at HUF’s campus.  Most of the attendees are from Latin America and the Caribbean.  Most of our students hail from Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba.
  • Literacy assistance:Reading and writing skills assistance are provided to students from certain countries. (Please discuss at time of registration.)
  • Degreed Professionals: Approximately 38% of our clients hold post-secondary degrees and HUF ESOL classes are their springboard to rebuilding their professional lives in the U.S.

ESL Client Stories

Community Partners:

  • Broward College: BC provides a variety  of advanced ESOL and language training as well as careers.

Key Program Funding Partners:

  • Broward County School Board
  • Ana G. Mendez University System

Other Important Links

  • Broward Educator: - Learn about English Classes throughout Broward County; Get your high school diploma or GED; Pursue a technical career or; Find a hobby, sport or other activity.  To get GED Diploma you must sign up for ESOL Classes. 
  • Broward County Public Libraries:

Eugenio R. Torres, Founder of Hispanic Unity
shares HUF’s early years in his:
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Hispanic Unity of Florida: Client Stories

Hispanic Unity was founded more than 34 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. Today this nonprofit provides assistance through 12 programs and 30+ services, in four languages, to Broward's diverse community. Hispanic Unity remains the county's largest agency dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. In 2015, the agency served 17,000+ clients, from toddlers to adults.