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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 

Stress & Anger Management
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Stress & Anger Management

Free

with Julie Berube, Biddeford Adult Education

Calendar Current session started Jan 25, 2021 at 10 am, runs for 13 weeks

Information is Power. Life can be overwhelming these days with school, work, and family. Stress is a fact of life; we need to learn how to manage it. We will learn how to take advantage of the positive and reduce the negative effects of stress!

Anger is one of the most misunderstood over-used human emotions. In this class we will learn how to recognize anger by identifying our anger triggers. We will learn about the three components of anger; the Emotional State, the Expression, and the Understanding. This class will increase your knowledge about how anger affects you. You will learn new ways to cope with anger and set goals to manage anger more effectively. Learning how to manage stress and anger is a way of taking control of your life. It is also a way of staying healthy and happy.

Grammar Refresher

$100

with Online Instructor Curt Simmons, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts May 12, 2021
2 additional sessions through Jul 14, 2021

https://www.ed2go.com/msad2970/online-courses/grammar-refresher/

Develop English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction, phrases, clauses, problem words, common mistakes, and more with practical, hands-on exercises.

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

Develop your English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level of excellence in this course. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, and foundational sentence construction. You will learn about phrases, clauses, problem words, common grammar mistakes, and much more through practical, hands-on exercises. You will also learn through short videos, examples, and even fun games. Take your writing and speaking to the next level of excellence!

Creative Writing Workshop via Zoom - Session 4

$124

with Elizabeth Potter, RSU #40 Adult Education

Calendar May 12, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This ongoing workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the internal critic, and let heart and soul flow out onto the page! Just as importantly, it also provides a tight knit, supportive community of fellow writers with whom to share the fruits of your labor. The instructor, Elizabeth Potter, will present proven writing prompts and techniques to tickle your muse and coax even the most hesitant voice onto the page.

Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in Midcoast Maine. A collection of her poetry “T’ai Chi of Leaves” was released by Moon Pie press in September 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past seventeen years.

Creative Writing Workshop via Zoom - Session 4

$124

with Elizabeth Potter, Central Lincoln County Adult Education

Calendar May 12, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This ongoing workshop offers participants an opportunity to get the creative juices flowing, overcome the internal critic, and let heart and soul flow out onto the page! Just as importantly, it also provides a tight knit, supportive community of fellow writers with whom to share the fruits of your labor. The instructor, Elizabeth Potter, will present proven writing prompts and techniques to tickle your muse and coax even the most hesitant voice onto the page.

Elizabeth Potter is a teacher and poet residing in Midcoast Maine. A collection of her poetry “T’ai Chi of Leaves” was released by Moon Pie press in September 2016. Her poems have also been widely published in literary journals both locally and nationally. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for all ages for the past seventeen years.

Adult Learning Center

Free

with Five Town Adult Ed Staff, Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education

Unsure of where to start? Call us.

The Learning Center is open to all adults in need of academic instruction and guidance. Hours vary by day, and we will try to meet you on your schedule. Our staff provides individualized instruction in the areas of:

  • High School Equivalency
  • HiSET Prep
  • Accuplacer Prep
  • Math and ELA instruction to prepare you for college-level coursework
  • General reading, writing, and math tutoring for anyone pursuing college or career education
  • Workforce credential or certification tutoring and prep
  • College and Career advising

All services through the Learning Center are FREE of charge. If you or anyone you know could use any of these services, please contact us.

Instructional Hours

Due to restrictions, please do not drop in unannounced to the Learning Center. Call us to schedule your first appointment.

Adult Learning Lab

Free

with Various Staff, Valley Unified Continuing Education

These ongoing classes help students prepare academically for a variety of programming:  preparation for the ETS HiSET high school equivalency exam, High School diploma credit courses, family literacy, basic adult literacy in math and reading, workforce training support such as CNA or ServSafe exam preparation, and more depending on individual needs and goals.

Schedules are designed around individual needs and availability.  Start times are flexible throughout the year.

  • Remote and distance learning options are also available. 
  • A formal meeting with the Program Director or Program Services Coordinator is required.
  • All Academic students must complete orientation paperwork and assessment testing before being assigned to classes.

Family Literacy

Free

with Various Staff, Valley Unified Continuing Education

Want to get your High School Diploma or HS Equivalency Diploma? 

Need help as you pursue your college degree? 

Do you have a child at home?

Family Literacy makes families stronger.  Families that learn together, grow together.  Our Family Literacy program serves adult learners and children aged birth through eight years.

Participating families have access to a full range of services, including: 

  • High School Diploma & Hiset Preparation
  • College Ready Courses;
  • Reading Writing, Math & computer classes;
  • Individualized learning plans and schedules;
  • At-home tutoring, Transportation;
  • Career exploration & preparation resources;
  • Parent Education sessions; Early Childhood Testing;
  • Parent & Child Integrated activities;
  • Early Childhood language development, early reading services, social & gross motor skill development.

Schedules are designed around individual needs and availability.  Start times are flexible throughout the year.

  • Remote and distance learning options are also available. 
  • A formal meeting with the Program Director or Program Services Coordinator is required.
  • All Academic students must complete orientation paperwork and assessment testing before being assigned to classes.

 

 





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