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Online Adult Learning Academy

Free, online classes in language learning, test preparation and basic education.

January 11 - March 29

Gain important skills for life, school and work through the Miami-Dade Public Library System’s free Adult Learning Academy. Free online courses taught by certified teachers are available Monday through Thursday from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. to adults 18 and up who live in Miami-Dade County.


The available courses are:

  • Spanish as a Second Language (10 weeks)
  • English as a Second Language – ESOL for Beginners (10 weeks)
  • Adult Basic Education:
    • Foundational Reading (10 weeks)
    • Foundational Math (10 weeks)
  • Test Preparation – SAT (4 weeks)

To become an adult learner, you must:

  • Have a working email address
  • Have access to the Internet and a computer with video and audio
  • Register online
  • Commit to attend all classes in the course

Online Course Schedule and Registration

Registration is required for participation. Adult learners can register by clicking on the registration links below or by visiting the Library’s Calendar of Events. Registration will be for the full 10-week or 4-week course. All sessions will be recorded.

The online classes are hosted through Zoom. Space is limited. Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email 24 hours prior to start time.


Spanish as a Second Language (10 weeks)

Conversational Spanish for non-Spanish speakers. To provide more scheduling options, the same course is taught at both 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 


English as a Second Language – ESOL for Beginners (10 weeks)

Teachers will provide English language instruction to help adults achieve personal and career goals, and expand their learning opportunities. To provide more scheduling options, the same course is taught at both 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 


Adult Basic Education – Foundational Reading and Math (10 weeks)

Basic skills classes in reading and math to increase knowledge and skills for everyday living. 


Test Preparation – SAT (4 weeks)

Helpful tips and strategies that every test-taker should know to prepare for the SAT college admissions exam. To provide more scheduling options, the same course is taught at both 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.