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ESL Learning Center Services

Classes are offered in the Adult Basic Education Learning Center to improve students’ reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Special emphasis is placed on skills necessary for the workplace, as well as academic and test-taking skills.

Instruction is offered through small group instruction, independent study, and computer-aided instruction (PLATO and phonics software). Computer literacy classes are also offered, including: Microsoft Office, typing, and various software programs.

    • Basic Skills Instruction and Assessment 
      • Reading
      • Math Computation
      • Applied Mathematics
      • Language Mechanics
      • Vocabulary
      • Spelling
    • Personal Computer Applications
      • MS Access: Create Tables, Forms, Queries, and Reports
      • MS Excel: Create Worksheets, Formulas, Functions, and Charts
      • MS PowerPoint: Create Slide Shows, Drawing Objects, and Animations
      • MS Publisher: Create Flyers, Form Letters, and Monthly Statements
      • MS Word: Create Business Letters, Memos, Reports, Tables, and Flyers
      • Basic Computer: Keyboarding, Computer Literacy, Email, Media, & Internet
      • QuickBooks: Chart Accounts, Record Inventory and Data, Create Reports
      • Typing Skills & Tests
    • Exam Preparation
    • Microsoft Office Certification
      • Students can gain MS Office certifications by completing a series of tests
      • The test administered is open-book. A student taking the test cannot ask for help from staff or other students.
      • After completing the tests, an instructor will grade a student’s printed work.
      • A certificate will be given once all the tests for that program are passed.
    • Minor Enrollment
      Students 16 years and older may go to the learning center for computer applications and basic skills remediation. Minors may not go until after the end of their school day and must have written permission from their parents to go to the ABE Learning Center.
    • Assessment
      You will be given the CASAS tests throughout your time in the ABE Learning Center. The purpose of the test is to measure your academic progress.