High School Completion
American Sign Language Level 2 - Spring 2017
with Patricia Feda, Biddeford Adult Education
Students need basic conversation, vocabulary and finger spelling knowledge in ASL. This is a continuation of ASL Level 1. The course is the second in a series of courses designed to develop the skills and knowledge needed to communicate in American Sign Language. This course continues to develop American Sign Language vocabulary and sentence construction as well as finger spelling. In addition, students will continue to refine their knowledge of the D/deaf community and Deaf education. NO CLASS FEB 20, 24, APRIL 17 & 21
American Sign Language W17
with Carol Sturtevant, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
This course will emphasize the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is appropriate for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. It is also appropriate for students needing diploma credit or credit recovery. A study of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will also be emphasized, through the study of culturally appropriate behaviors and the historical aspects of the development and acceptance of ASL as a recognized language. The use of ASL in the classroom will be practiced by students and demonstrated by the instructor throughout the semester. In this way, students will develop beginning conversational skills. Students will be exposed to the following aspects of ASL grammar: basic vocabulary, fingerspelling techniques, numbers, syntax, visual-gestural skills, and grammatical non-manual skills, in order to provide competence in communication. Students will practice receptive and expressive appropriate activities, as a component of successful communication. A textbook will be used to offer a wide range of vocabulary and cultural aspects of the language.
American Society Through Film
with Tom Leonard, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership
This is a 45-hour high school level English/Social Studies class. The course is designed to demonstrate, through modern films, different aspects of American society.
Class discussion and writing assignments will support the viewing of these different films to examine modern American culture from 1900.
If you are a local student, call us (862-6422) to register for this class, because you can probably take the course for free!
American Stories Block I
with Emily Nash, Ellsworth Adult Education
Join us for a study of America's journey to the 21st Century. We will explore events and people who made history through activities and projects. Topics will include voting rights, minimum wage & economics, law, democracy in action and more. Students will also be preparing for college and the HiSET exam. High School diploma credit is awarded for this course.
All of our academic courses start with a free and confidential appointment with the student advisor who will discuss the course, the requirements and assist you in making a decision about whether the course is a good fit for you. Please contact our program at 664-7110 or adultedinfo@ellsworthschools to set up an appointment.
American Studies - WS17
with Tonya Joler, Lawrence Adult Education
Enhance your reading comprehension and writing skills in this blended history and English class. Study the history of Native Americans through the 1920's.
No class Feb. 20 - Winter Break & Apr 17 - Spring Break.
Are We What We Eat?
with Sue Schofield, Biddeford Adult Education
Basic Computer Skills W17
with Paula Raymond, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education