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Becoming a US Citizen
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Becoming a US Citizen

Free

with Barry Lewis, South Portland Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 12, 2021

Preparing for the citizenship exam in this online class. Learn and discuss information about American government, history and your responsibilities as a citizen. Students will gain access to an online study program supported by a live teacher. Various study methods will be used and practice exams will be given. Live time with a teacher will be arranged according to student/teacher availability.

English Language Learner - Beginner ELL Afternoon (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
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English Language Learner - Beginner ELL Afternoon (Levels 1, 2 & 3)

Free

with Jennifer Goodine, South Portland Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 12, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • FREE classes for English language learners
  • Levels from beginning to advanced offered during the evening online
  • Classes are noncredit (0 units) and can be repeated
  • Practice and improve speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation and grammar skills
  • Develop and improve college and career readiness skills

PLACEMENT

New students are encouraged to take an assessment to determine which classes are best for their current skill level. Please contact the Adult Education Office for placement questions or to take the assessment.

English Language Learner - Advanced ELL Evening (Levels 4, 5 & 6)
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English Language Learner - Advanced ELL Evening (Levels 4, 5 & 6)

Free

with Jennifer Goodine, South Portland Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 12, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • FREE classes for English language learners
  • Levels from beginning to advanced offered during the evening online
  • Classes are noncredit (0 units) and can be repeated
  • Practice and improve speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation and grammar skills
  • Develop and improve college and career readiness skills

PLACEMENT

New students are encouraged to take an assessment to determine which classes are best for their current skill level. Please contact the Adult Education Office for placement questions or to take the assessment.

English Language Learner - Beginner ELL Evening (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
Online Registration Unavailable

English Language Learner - Beginner ELL Evening (Levels 1, 2 & 3)

Free

with Marissa Cassily, South Portland Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 12, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 16 weeks

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • FREE classes for English language learners
  • Levels from beginning to advanced offered during the evening online
  • Classes are noncredit (0 units) and can be repeated
  • Practice and improve speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation and grammar skills
  • Develop and improve college and career readiness skills

PLACEMENT

New students are encouraged to take an assessment to determine which classes are best for their current skill level. Please contact the Adult Education Office for placement questions or to take the assessment.

Reading and Writing Essentials for ESOL

Free

with Carol Durkin, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 9 am

Students will practice reading English used in life, work, school, and entertainment. This class will also give students practice writing English paragraphs and essays for formal correspondence and academic writing. This course is for ESOL students who tested as high advanced on the CASAS test (221 or higher). 

Both Reading and Writing Essentials and Reading and Writing Foundations for ESOL courses meet at the same time allowing students to interact in groups of various levels. Rolling admission. Call 207-892-1819 to set up an appointment with ABE Coordinator Cathy Giuffre-Renaud. No classes 2/16, 2/18, 4/20 and 4/22.

Instructor: Carol Durkin 
Tues/Thurs, 1/19 - 5/27, 9:00 - 11:00 AM  
Location: WRAE Learning Center 
Fee: Free 

Reading and Writing Foundations for ESOL

Free

with Carol Durkin, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 9 am

Students will practice reading everyday English used in the community, such as newspapers, doctor’s instructions and mail. The class will also give students practice writing basic English sentences and paragraphs through letter writing, short stories and more. This course is for ESOL students who tested as high beginner to high intermediate on the CASAS test (200–220). Rolling admission.  

Both Reading and Writing Essentials and Reading and Writing Foundations for ESOL courses meet at the same time allowing students to interact in groups of various levels. Rolling admission. Call 207-892-1819 to set up an appointment with ABE Coordinator Cathy Giuffre-Renaud. No classes 2/16, 2/18, 4/20 and 4/22.

Instructor: Carol Durkin 
Tues/Thurs, 1/19 - 5/27, 9:00 - 11:00 AM  
Location: WRAE Learning Center 
Fee: Free 

Beginner English Language Learning

Free

with Carol Durkin, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 1 pm

This class is for ESOL students with little to no English language skills in speaking, reading or writing. This class provides pre-literacy and beginner literacy skills to aid students’ growth in confidence with English language skills. No classes 2/16, 2/18, 4/20 and 4/22. 

Instructor: Carol Durkin 
Tues/Thurs, 1/19 - 5/27, 1:00 – 2:00 PM 
Location: WRAE Learning Center/Online 
Fee: Free 

Citizenship and ELL Civics Education

Free

with Shelley Goad, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 4 pm
1 additional session on Mar 23, 2021

Improve English speaking, reading and writing skills with civics focus while preparing for the Naturalization test. Mini lessons developed to cover topics ranging from American Government, American History, Geography, and Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizens. Please register for one of the 8-week sections. 

Instructor: Shelley Goad  
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00 PM 
Section 1: 1/19 - 3/16, No class 2/16 
Section 2: 3/23 - 5/18, No class 4/20 
Location: WRAE Learning Center/Online  
Materials Fee: Free 





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