Miami, May 3, 2017– Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Continuing Education and Professional Development was recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Hialeah Campus in support of MDC’s Health Literacy Project for a fifth year. The Florida Blue Foundation, in partnership with the Florida Literacy Coalition, awarded the grant to recognize the achievements of the project.
MDC’s Health Literacy Project infuses health-related content into the curriculum of advanced-level classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Using the Staying Healthy book provided by the Florida Literacy Coalition as part of the grant, students learn English in a contextualized format.
The grant also supports project-based activities, such as health-related demonstrations where students present to their peers and the campus community. The assignments are an integral part of the course, helping to build students’ confidence and comfort levels when speaking English in public.
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Miami Dade College (MDC) is the higher education institution with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the America, with more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses and outreach center offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, engineering, biological sciences, and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs are national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the MDC Live Arts Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a major sculpture park and large art gallery and theater systems. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information please visit www.mdc.edu.