English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are designed for foreign-born, non-English speaking adults and those whose first language is not English. The classes are focused on improving English skills for jobs, continuing education, enhanced involvement with children's education, and citizenship preparation. There are four components to our classroom instruction - speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Our classes are divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. During registration, students are given an assessment that will determine their placement in the most appropriate class.
Pre-GED and GED
Pre-GED classes are designed to provide basic skills instruction for adults, 18 and older, whose math and reading skills have been assessed at or below the GED® readiness level. Many adults enroll in Pre-GED with a long-term goal of the GED® exam; however, they may need the basic skills instruction of ABE to be ready for the GED® test-preparation course.
General Educational Development (GED®) Preparation classes are designed to prepare adult students, 18 and older, for the GED® high school equivalency exam. Generally, students must demonstrate reading, writing, and math skills above the 8th grade level to be properly enrolled in the GED® review course. This course prepares students for the four subject area tests of the GED® battery: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. An assessment is given at registration that will help with proper class placement; we offer "Fast Track" classes for those students whose initial assessment indicates readiness to take the test. Textbooks and internet based materials are available for use in the classroom and at home.
Specialized classes designed for higher level English Language Learners who need workplace skills or academic instruction in order to pursue their GED® credential. Students at this level will choose between the academic track and the workforce track dependent upon their goals and background.
Qualified students pursuing their GED can enroll in distance learning class. They can set their own pace, and work at a time convenient for their schedule.