We use the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) which is an approach to the teaching of second and foreign languages that emphasizes interaction as both the means and the ultimate goal of learning a language. Authentic materials, such as current news articles, songs, and video clips, are used along with formal curricular materials to link classroom language learning to situations in students’ everyday lives.
Dream Language Academy offers the following programs to meet the needs of every student.
The Intensive General English Program
The Intensive English Program is a 12-hour per week course designed to help students build confidence and achieve fluency and accuracy in English in preparation for further study in undergraduate and graduate level programs in English or for professional use in the United States or abroad. Classes are offered from Monday through Thursday in the mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
The TOEFL iBT Preparation Program
The TOEFL iBT Preparation program introduces students to all of the components of the TOEFL iBT exam. Through practice exercises and exams in class, students will become familiar with the tasks required on the exam and will also learn test-taking strategies which will help them improve their scores on the exam. Classes are offered from Monday through Thursday in the mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Our Private Classes are designed to meet the language learning needs of a wide range of students across all proficiency levels. Highly customizable and taught by experienced, native speaking teachers, our private language courses are the perfect choice for students who need a class schedule that fits their busy lifestyle.
Portuguese / Spanish Program
Whether you are learning Spanish / Portuguese to study or work abroad or simply want an introduction to the language, Dream will help you get started. We have courses designed for people who seek a general understanding of common words and phrases as well as grammar and conversation. If you've been looking to learn Spanish / Portuguese, you've come to the right place.
Conversation and Writing Class
This is a two-hour class for you to practice English in Miami. The goal is to improve your fluency and confidence with the language and remember that writing can be fun. You don't have to practice writing essays all day (but it’s OK if you want). In this workshop, you will find everything you need to know about writing a paper from start to finish. You will meet new people from other countries and will talk about different interesting topics. We meet every Friday from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m