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Language & Literacy
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Language & Literacy

Free

with MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education

Know someone who would benefit from improved speaking and writing skills in English?  English Language Learners (formerly ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages) day and evening classes are available at varying ability levels from beginning to advanced.  New students must call to schedule an intake appointment to determine their level before registering for classes.  Registration is free!

Call 225-1010, option 1 to make your intake appointment today!

Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training

Free

with Ander Thebaud, RSU 24 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 5, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Ever thought about volunteering to help an adult learn to read or do math? Complete our 12-hour tutor training to become a literacy tutor. You will learn about our adult student population, creating a lesson plan, choosing study/learning materials, and helping your student set learning goals. You will have the opportunity to learn about adult basic literacy and ELL instruction. After the training, we will connect you with a student in your local community. Please call us with any questions. No class on 2/19/19.

We are able to offer this training through a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

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Pre-CNA Class for English Language Learners
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Pre-CNA Class for English Language Learners

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available

with Scarborough Adult Learning Center

 

NEW! Starting this winter! 14 week CNA for English Language Learners who will require additional English reading comprehension and communication skills prior to starting their CNA class with us. Sponsored through Sedgewood Common, a Genesis Healthcare Facility in Falmouth, this course provides intensive English instruction during the first three weeks and then continued English support while enrolled in your CNA class. Acceptance into the program requires a minimum CASAS score of “230” and complete application packet, including evidence of high school completion, photo ID and Social Security card. We anticipate this to be a daytime class 3 days per week with classroom in Portland. 

PLEASE CALL 730-5040 or email: jtremberth@scarborough schools.org.

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic FUNdamentals
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Reading, Writing and Arithmetic FUNdamentals

Free

with Els Bennett, Windham/Raymond Adult Education

Calendar Jan 23, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 15 weeks

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic FUNdamentals

Would you like to improve your skills in the 3 R’s? The coursework focuses on Reading (alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension), Writing (sentence, paragraph and short essays or stories) and Arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions and percentages). Classes are offered in a small group setting and will proceed at an individualized pace. Students must meet with ABE Coordinator Catherine Renaud for testing and registration. Please call 892-1819 to make an appointment. No class 2/20, 4/17.

 

Instructor: Els Bennett Wednesdays, 1/23 – 5/15, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Windham Raymond Adult Education Learning Center

Fee: Free

 

Els Bennett has worked as an Education Technician for RSU 14. She works for WRAE as a math tutor for HiSET program as well as teaching in the literacy and ESOL programs.

Telling Our Stories Book Group

Free

with Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education

Calendar Mar 5, 2019 at 4 pm

How do we tell our own stories? Why are they important? How do we decide what to tell? What do we learn from telling our own stories? From reading others’ stories? How and why do we share our stories with others? How do our personal stories connect to the stories of our communities and country? Join this book discussion group to discuss these questions and discover the world of books and ideas. Learn how to relate the themes in books to your own life and to share your ideas with others. This four-session monthly book group is a great way to build your confidence in reading, discussing ideas and preparing for school, college, work or social situations. You’ll receive nine books as part of this special program provided through the generous support of the Maine Humanities Council.If you or someone you know would be interested in this group, please contact us! This group will meet in March-April, dates/times to be determined.

The Shoes of Another: A Book Club

Free

with Emily Nash, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Jan 30, 2019 at 9:30 am, runs for 11 weeks

What does it mean to be in another person’s shoes? What does this perspective give us? Join this book discussion group to discuss these questions and discover the world of books and ideas. Learn how to relate the themes in books to your own life and to share your ideas with others. This four-session monthly book group is a great way to build your confidence in reading, discussing ideas and preparing for school, college, work or social situations. You’ll receive nine books as part of this special program provided through the generous support of the Maine Humanities Council. 01/30/19; 02/27/19; 03/27/19; 04/24/19. Makeup class (if needed) 05/01/19.

If you're interested in this offering or know someone who is, please call 664-7110 or email adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org or more information.

Volunteer Tutor Training Online Hybrid-Bangor (Evening Session)

$35

with Annie Sargent and Meredith Eaton, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Jan 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Literacy Volunteers of Bangor will offer the online tutor training developed by ProLiteracy for its member organizations with a pilot hybrid starting in January 2019. The training is offered in partnership with Ellsworth Adult Education. By taking this training you can prepare to be an ESL or Basic Reading tutor.  The introductory session is an orientation so you can attend to decide if you'd like to pursue the training.  This first and the last sessions will be 'live' (in person) and the intervening 12-16 hours will be completed online with access to online discussion with a cohort and local facilitator supporting you.  Participants must be self directed, and possess an intermediate level of internet and computer experience.  Face to face sessions will be held Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor 6:00p-8:00p, Thursday 01/24/19 and 03/07/19.

A contribution of $35.00 defrays the cost of the textbook and training materials; scholarships are available.

Volunteer Tutor Training Online Hybrid-Ellsworth (Morning Session)

$35

with Annie Sargent and Meredith Eaton, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Jan 29, 2019 at 9 am

Literacy Volunteers of Bangor will offer the online tutor training developed by ProLiteracy for its member organizations with a pilot hybrid starting in January 2019. The training is offered in partnership with Ellsworth Adult Education. By taking this training you can prepare to be an ESL or Basic Reading tutor.  The introductory session is an orientation so you can attend to decide if you'd like to pursue the training.  This first and the last sessions will be 'live' (in person) and the intervening 12-16 hours will be completed online with access to online discussion with a cohort and local facilitator supporting you.  Participants must be self directed, and possess an intermediate level of internet and computer experience. Meredith Eaton and Annie Sargent will be the facilitators. Face to face sessions will be held 9:00a-11;00a on Tuesdays, 01/29/19 and 03/12/19.

A contribution of $35.00 defrays the cost of the textbook and training materials; scholarships are available.

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