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ELL Daytime


with Yvonne Wentz, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 9 am

In response to a request to have daytime ELL instruction, Scarborough Adult Learning Center staff will host a learning lab at Scarborough Public Library for ELL students. Instruction will focus on improving skills in English as well as achieving personal language goals. 

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ELL/ML -Advanced


with Rita Pender, Kittery Adult Education

Calendar Jan 12, 2023 at 12:30 pm


This is an advanced level ELL/ML (multilingual learner) for those looking to improve their English language skills.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


with Kimberly Murphy, RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jan 17, 2023 at 4 pm

Note: This class will be offered virtually through Zoom. Students will occasionally be required to come to Skowhegan Area High School for testing.

This class assists students who are not native English speakers develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Instruction is designed to meet learners’ needs and can include helping participants with such important tasks as exploring how to talk with their child’s teacher, scheduling healthcare appointments, completing grocery shopping, obtaining a driver’s license, finding employment or learning about other valuable community resources. Students can enter the class at any time and there is no charge for instruction. Learners at all levels of English proficiency are welcome. For more information, please call 474-7553.

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English Language Learning- Citizenship Preparation Class (Remote)


with Elizabeth DiLalla, RSU #13 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Jan 19, 2023

This class is designed for someone who is looking to prepare for the United States Citizenship Test. 

Practice for your Citizenship interview, review your N-400 form, and study American government and civics in our 8 week Citizenship Prep class.

All are welcome!

All materials are online and students meet weekly with the instructor on Zoom or in person.

Open enrollment and flexible scheduling throughout the semester.

Citizenship and ELL Civics Education


with Shelley Goad, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Jan 23, 2023 at 1 pm

**Please contact our ABE Coordinator at 207-892-1819 to register for classes and testing**

Improve English speaking, reading and writing skills with civic education focus while preparing for the Naturalization test. Mini lessons developed to cover topics ranging from American Government, American History, Geography, and Rights & Responsibilities of U.S. Citizens. Rolling admissions.

ESL (English as a Second Language) W23


with Josephine Schiebel, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Calendar Jan 23, 2023 at 2:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

Are you someone in the community who is not a native English speaker? Would you like help with your English skills? You will have an opportunity to speak, read, listen, and write using English with more confidence. Gaining language skills to be able to work with teachers, make appointments, as well as shopping, and getting and keep a job, are all part of the language basics covered in this course. Students can enroll and join this free class at any time. Learners of all levels of English (Basic, Conversational, Fluent, or Proficient) are welcome! For more information or to register, call 873-5754. No class Feb. 20-23, and Apr. 17-20.

Mondays - Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Jan. 23 - May 25 (45 sessions)

Waterville Senior High School, Room 35


Thursdays, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Jan. 26 - May 25 (15 sessions)

Waterville Senior High School, Room 33

Full Course

Advanced Level ESOL - Level 5


with Carol Durkin, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Jan 23, 2023 at 4 pm
1 additional session on Jan 24, 2023

**Please contact our ABE Coordinator at 207-892-1819 to register for classes and testing**

This course is designed for students who have some advanced English language skills. Students will practice communication skills in everyday situations and build a larger vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar activities. The use of technology will also be integrated. Prerequisite: Completion of Intermediate Level ESOL or appropriate score on CASAS test (221-235+, ESL 6 and above). Rolling admissions.

ELL Beginner Class


with Peter Hofmann, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Jan 23, 2023 at 6 pm

Are you interested in improving your English skills? Learning English can help you communicate with your child's school and increase your ability to read and speak English. This fun class will teach basic communication, life skills, and literacy. you will need access to email and a tablet or computer to study outside of class each week. New students may be placed into this class after an intake and assessment meeting: call 730-5040 for an appointment. Instructor Peter Hofmann is an advisor at USM and is currently working toward his PhD. 

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