Free GED/ESL Courses Available

by Press Release-CCC | Sep 5, 2007
Free GED/ESL Courses Available Camden County College’s Camden City Campus will be offering free adult basic skills (Pre-GED), General Education Development (GED) test preparation and English as a second language (ESL) with civics courses beginning Sept. 10.

These courses are available at no charge thanks to a grant of nearly $800,000 that was awarded to the Camden County Adult Basic Skills Consortium, for which CCC is serving as the lead agency. Plans are for 1,400 county residents to be served through this partnership -- which consists of the college and the Camden County One Stop Center, Camden City Public Schools, the Housing Authority of the City of Camden, Literacy Volunteers of America/Camden County, the Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey and Pennsauken Public Schools -- during the next year.

Low levels of literacy limit adults in areas as wide-ranging as employability, parenting, banking, transportation, civic engagement and awareness of the world beyond their own communities. Skills affected in addition to reading and writing include speaking, computing, problem-solving and comprehension.

The Pre-GED and GED course will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for 30 weeks. Reading, writing and mathematics will be studied within the context of social studies, literature and science.

Registration and orientation for the Pre-GED and GED course will start at 9 a.m. Sept. 10. Up to 60 students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All others will be placed on a waiting list.

The ESL with civics course will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for 30 weeks. Speaking, listening, reading and writing English will be studied within the context of mathematics, United States government, United States history and everyday living.

Registration and orientation for the ESL with civics course will start at 1 p.m. Sept. 10. Up to 45 students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All others will be placed on a waiting list.

For additional information regarding registration or course content, call Carol Dann at (856) 968-1315 or e-mail abstemp@camdencc.edu.

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