If you want to practice strategies for reading and writing in a safe, friendly environment, this is the course for you. Reading and writing are complex and the teacher will share the skills necessary to understand what you read, and to build your vocabulary and your confidence with writing. Using articles, books, vocabulary exercises and online computer applications, increase your ability to read, write, remember, and feel confident in the world. Ongoing enrollment.
This is a self-paced course which can be taken for diploma credit, designed to help adults improve their writing and reading while preparing for college entrance exams, college classes, and the world of work. We will cover the basics of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure, paragraph development, and will eventually write effective essays with clear ideas, smooth transitions, and logical support. We will practice pre-writing, planning, research, and organizing our writing. Learning to proofread for punctuation, usage, content and support will be emphasized. An aspect of the practice will be reading diverse materials and analyzing them for main ideas, supporting evidence, and the proper use of the mechanics of English, all while increasing digital literacy. Ongoing enrollment.
A Bureau of Highway Safety course aimed at improving a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. The five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. The course format engages participants with a mixture of lectures, videos, and class discussion and participation. Upon completion, students will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Some insurance companies give discounts after completing this course, so check with your company for details. Makeup class, if needed, 12/17/19. Fee: Under age 65 - $40.00; age 65 and over - $25.00. For the discount, you must register directly with Ellsworth Adult Education at 664-7110.
Explore the exotic and delightful flavors of Indian cuisine! Dishes will include:
- Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Spinach Masala;
- Butter Chicken;
- Whole Wheat Naan bread with Onion Chutney & Raita;
- Pistachio Kulfi (ice cream); and
- Nankhatai (eggless Indian cookies)
Makeup class, if needed, 12/09/19.
A classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use, and is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid, CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Makeup class, if needed, 12/13/19.
This assessment measures career interests, achievements, and work styles. Work can give your life meaning, it often defines who you are, determines who you spend time with, and how you live. Because the right job can enrich your life, whereas the wrong job can drain you mentally, physically and spiritually, it is critical to avoid mistaken career paths and to find your own unique, satisfying place in the world of work. You will review this online assessment with a veteran career advisor. Priority and fee waiver for learning center students - learn more about becoming one! Available by appointment.