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  • West Adult Basic Education (ABE)

    A free Community Education program to help adults aged 17 or older develop their
    basic skills such as reading, writing, math, work skills, English and technology.
    (Students must not be enrolled in secondary school)

     


    English As A Second Language (ESL):
    For individuals whose first language is not English. Emphasis is on pronunciation, vocabulary, speaking, reading, and writing. Friendly classroom setting. Pre-Literacy/Beginning to Advanced Level Groups. Students use books, iPads, and computers to learn in a teacher-led class. There is no fee for these classes, just show up.

    Morning Class (ESL):

    Mondays & Wednesdays 
    9:00am - 11:30am 
    Begins: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    Location: Community Education Center, 60 Central Ave. West, St. Michael, MN 55376
    Room 209 (enter Door A or B)

    Free childcare is available by calling 763-497-6550 at least two days prior to class.

    There is no fee for this class. No registration necessary, just show up. 

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    ESL Evening Classes

    Tuesdays & Thursdays 
    Begins: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    6:00pm - 8:30pm 
    Location: Community Education Center, 60 Central Ave. West, St. Michael, MN 55376
    Room 305 (enter Door A or D)

    Sorry, no childcare available during evening classes

    There is no fee for this class. No registration necessary, just show up.


    GED & Basic Skills Information:
    What is Adult Basic Education (ABE)? ABE is for any adult whose basic skills (math, reading, and writing) are below the 12th grade level on a pretest - even if the person has a high school diploma. This includes language learners that need help to improve their English, math, reading, and writing for themselves, a job, a GED, or college entrance. There is no fee for this class, just show up.

    GED Evening Class (Thursday evening only):

    Thursdays 
    6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Begins: Thursday, September 8, 2022
    Room 304 (enter Door A or D)
    Location: Community Education Center, 60 Central Ave. West, St. Michael, MN 55376
    There is no fee for this class. No registration necessary, just show up.


    ESL/ABE Transitions Class:
    This class is open to ESL students who have exited ESL or are at a high advanced level. Students can study for their GED, college prep, or basic skills. Instruction will be focused on the individual's needs, plus increased understanding, pronunciation, and usage of the English language. There is no fee for this class, just show up.

    Morning Class (ESL/ABE Transitions):

    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    9:00am-11:30am
    Begins: Thursday, September 8, 2022
    Room 209 (enter Door A or B)
    Location: Community Education Center, 60 Central Ave. West, St. Michael, MN 55376
    There is no fee for this class. No registration necessary, just show up.


    For more information about the Adult Programs offered, call Community Education 763-497-6550 or search for other classes on the STMA Community Education website.