ESL/ABE Newsletter – Issue 19 – 5/4/2021
Stay Connected, Stay Learning! | ¡Sigue Conectado, Sigue Aprendiendo!
VIRTUAL SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES! Opportunities are everywhere, and they are endless. You simply need to know where to find them, or how to look for them. The Adult Education Department at Chesapeake College is here to guide you as these opportunities arise!
This month you will learn about the Learning Circle Classes, tips for a successful job interview, and obtaining information on skilled trades classes.
Get ready for Summer registrations! 
Contact our Registration Team and make an appointment today!
Our Learning Circle Classes
Our classes never stop! If you want to register after the enrollment period has ended (Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring), you can still attend our ESL or ABE Learning Circle class. Students meet with a teacher individually once a week while working independently on our virtual learning programs: Burlington English for ESL, and Aztec Life & Work for ABE.
Contact our Registration Team for further information!
Career Pathways at Chesapeake College
Skilled Trades are careers in the trades industry. Classes run from 6 to 13 weeks and prepare you to take the industry-specific tests needed for certifications or licenses. Take the first steps toward your new career! 

  • Electrical Technician
  • Welding/Fabrication
  • Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Truck and Bus Driver
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition (HVAC) Technician
  • Welding
  • Virtual Design/Drafting
  • General Contractor

For more information and brochures, send an email to:
Check out Chesapeake Colleges Skilled Trades website for a description of the courses. 
Job Interview Tips
These are recommendations from the Department of Labor, Division of Workforce, Development and Adult Learning:
Preparation: learn something about the company; have a specific job or jobs in mind; fill in your résumé; review your qualifications for the job; be prepared to answer questions about yourself; have ID’s, Social Security card, driver’s license, driving record, and special certifications handy.
Appearance: be well-groomed; be suitably dressed.
Interview: be prompt; answer questions directly and truthfully; be well-mannered; use proper grammar and good diction; be enthusiastic and cooperative; ask questions.
Let the Maryland One Stop Career Centers help you find your dream job. To find the location nearest you, access or call the Division of Workforce Development at 410-767-2173.
Job Opportunities published by Chesapeake College
“If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit,
you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.”
– Bear Bryant, Coach.

Students of the Month: Our Star Students

Ryan Stewart, Instructor: Sheila Palmer-Holland
Mr. Stewart has been an outstanding student; he attends classes regularly and completes assignments in a timely manner. Ryan’s perseverance in the program has proven success is possible. Mr. Stewart is an asset to the ABE program and continues to show progress.
Brandon Merida Saucedo, Instructors: Ceres Bainbridge and Judy Gordon
Brandon Merida-Saucedo lives with his uncle and works in construction. Brandon joined ESL class last fall. He is always on time and has near perfect attendance. He eagerly participates in reading aloud and answering questions. Brandon has advanced in his working knowledge of English and is a Star Student.
Learn how Easy it is to Attend Classes!
Do you love to write?
Tint Journal is an online literary magazine dedicated to ESL or non-native creative writing. Submissions for non-English writers are OPEN!
ESL writers, submit your fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to before May 31!
 (There is no submission fee.)
Brain Game: The "Twice As Much" Will
A will is read:
  • Bob received twice as much as Betty.
  • Brian received twice as much as Bob.
  • Bill received twice as much as Brian.
The estate is valued at $45,000, how much did each of the four heirs receive? (Hint: create a chart and write an algebra equation). 
You can find the answers in our next issue!
Solution to last issue’s Brain Game: ELEPHANT

Share this Newsletter with your family, friends, and coworkers
so they can register for our classes too!
Next Edition: Sharing our Strengths! 
Stay Connected, Stay Learning!
Elaine Wilson
ESL and GED Program Director
Chesapeake College
For more information, please contact:
Danie Thomas, ABE Intake Specialist at (410) 829-6043 or
Karen Luceti, ESL Intake Specialist at (410) 443-1163 or