ADES English Courses

Learn English with ADES

ADES has offered English Courses in Tampa, Florida since 2003 helping the Hispanic community improve human interaction and cultural integration in the United States. About 60% of our students are referrals of former participants. Many of our former students are now successful professionals and we are so proud of them!

ADES instructors have a vast experience in teaching English to adults, they teach you to learn how:

  • to build and memorize vocabulary
  • to use basic and easy grammar rules
  • to conjugate verbs in different tenses
  • to learn phonics rules to pronounce better
  • to develop auditive memory to understand people
  • to have conversations in English

Learning English is easy when you follow a systematic process. What do you need to do?

Build Vocabulary. You do not learn English just listening to others or watching TV in English as you will not win a race watching others running. YOU HAVE TO DO IT!, because you cannot use a word in English if you do not know the meaning of that word in your native language. The foundation of ADES English courses is vocabulary development. ADES teaches you several tips to retain, memorize, and recall words.

Reading in English. Learning how to read in English helps improve pronunciation, writing, and listening. For example, if you are a Spanish speaker you cannot read in English the same as you read in Spanish, but if we teach you that the combination of the two following letters“aw” sounds “o”in English, then you can read the following English words:

The word draw is pronounced dro”

The word awful is pronounced oful”

The word law is pronounced lo”

We teach you the sounds of several combinations of letters, so that you can read in English well and pronounce better. We also teach the difference between a short vowel sound and a long vowel sound, a concept that does not exist in Spanish.

Learning Basic Grammar. To speak English well, you have to conjugate the verbs well. This is very simple once you understand the difference between verb forms and verb tenses. At ADES, you really understand how to conjugate the verbs in all of the tenses, and how to make sentences correctly.

Conversation. With a moderate level of vocabulary, a good level of pronunciation, and understanding of basic grammar rules, you are ready to speak English. Our students get that!


BECAUSE ADES WAS CREATED WITH YOU IN MIND!! ADES was founded by Leonor Mendiola Adams to offer professional teaching standards and individual attention to adult English learners. Our English courses have been designed by Leonor M. Adams, a certified English instructor with almost 20 years of experience in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages). Mrs. Adams is a published doctoral researcher, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development, a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. Degree in Education. Mrs. Adams served as president of BART (Bay Area Regional TESOL) from 2017-2019 and she is a member of several professional organizations including SSTESOL, TIA, AERA and AECT.

Due to her personal and professional experience, Mrs. Adams understands adult language learning processes very well, she knows that every student learns different and is unique!


 THAT IS A VERY COMMON QUESTION!! As an English learner, you want to know how long it takes to get to speak English, and you have probably heard or read the following answers: Learn English in 10 days!, Learn English in 12 weeks!, in six months, or in a year.THAT IS JUST AN ADVERTISEMENT. This is our professional answer.Nobody really knows, because each student is different and unique. At ADES, we first interview and test you to know your needs. On the same day, we explain ADES methodology to you, we present our material including our digital material, and we explain what you will have to do during your learning process; all that is free! If you think that ADES methodology fits your expectations, then and only then you paid the registration fee to reserve a seat. The tuition is paid when the classes start and it includes all the materials.


EXPERIENCE ADES – Academic Development in English and Spanish

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ADES English Courses

Courses – Schedule – Price


Basic English 1
10/6/2020 to 10/29/2020 (REGISTERING)
Monday & Wednesday
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Basic English 2
 9/1/2020 al 9/24/2020
Tuesday & Thursday
4:30pm to  6:30pm

Basic English 3
10/6/2020 to 10/29/2020
Tuesday & Thursday
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Intermediate 1
9/1/2020 al 9/24/2020
Tuesday & Thursday
7pm to 9pm