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Adult Basic Education Classes

English as a second language (ESL) / English Language Learners (ELL) & Transitions Class

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/ELL):

Mondays & Wednesdays 

  • 9-11:30 a.m. 
  • Classes are ongoing (School Year Only)
  • 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.
  • Registration and testing to determine language level - all done within the classroom.

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

  • 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Classes are ongoing (School Year Only)
  • Room 209 (enter Door A or B)
  • Location: Community Education Center, 60 Central Ave. West, St. Michael, MN 55376

Evening Class (ESL/ELL): 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 

  • 6-8:30 p.m. 
  • Classes are ongoing (School Year Only)
  • 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.

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 to participate. 

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 

  • 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Classes are ongoing (School Year Only)
  • 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.

Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities!

Make a difference in your community. As a volunteer, you can help adult learners reach their goals. Work with adult students as they learn English, prepare for the GED, get citizenship, learn computer skills, and more. No experience or diploma needed. We provide training and support. Time commitment: 1 to 5  hours per week . Must be 18 years old to volunteer. For more information Elizabeth at 763-682-8507.