ABE Learning Opportunities
General Education Development (GED®) Information
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Distance Learning – Online Programs
Actively enrolled learners can study anytime, anywhere by using an online program such as PLATO, Moby Max or Rosetta Stone for example. Earn a free refurbished desktop computer! To enroll, call 763.682.8509.
Great New Opportunity for Parents to Study!
What: Free childcare while you study!
Why: so you can study for your GED or learn English while your children are well-cared for and having fun.
When: Most Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6- 8:30 pm, through May 19.
Who: WEST Adult Basic Education teachers help you with your study goals, and Early Childhood Childcare Assistants care for the children ages birth to 2nd grade.
Where: Discovery Center, 301 2nd Av. NE, Buffalo.
How: Call Terrisa Fisher to ask questions and to register at 763.682.8509.
There are two reading classes available: one for adults who struggle to "get the word off the page" and another for adults who can read but do not understand everything they read. Pre-registration and reading assessments are required for these classes. Call Terrisa at 763.682.8509 or email@example.com for more information.
Family Learning Classes
WEST Adult Basic Education (ABE) partners with Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) to offer this family literacy class. Parents study English or prepare for the GED, participate in parenting education and have learning time with their children. Children must be pre-school age. Call Diane at 763.682.8733 or Barbara at 763.682.8753 for more information and to register. Space is limited.