ESL/ABE Newsletter – Issue 12 – 10/06/2020
Stay Connected, Stay Learning! | ¡Sigue Conectado, Sigue Aprendiendo!
OPPORTUNITIES! Every opportunity you take moves you closer to your long-term goals. We identify opportunities by observing our surrounding signals and listening to others. Once you learn how to recognize an opportunity, you simply need to take the risk and seize it. Francis Bacon, an English philosopher and statesman, said: “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”

The Adult Education Department of Chesapeake College can offer you many opportunities! Our Registration Team can help you get started! 
Make your registration appointment today!
For ABE/GED classes, contact Danielle Thomas at (410) 829-6043 (text), or
For ESL classes, contact Karen Luceti at (410) 443-1163 (text), or
For NEDP information, contact us via
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ESL Class Experience
ABE/GED Class Experience
ESL Bridge to Healthcare: Medical Terminology
This course will teach the vocabulary and communication skills necessary to transition into Chesapeake College’s healthcare program. Students will receive ESL instruction while completing the on-line Gale course, Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach.
Students will learn notetaking, test-taking, study and workplace skills that will help students be successful in whatever healthcare program you choose!
For more information, contact Gina Winfield at
Career Opportunities through courses at Chesapeake College!
Careers that spark your passion and motivate your life’s journey begin at Chesapeake College. There is an array of career opportunities, certificate programs, and degrees available.
Pathway options that will spark your passion are:
  • Health Professionals - CNA, Phlebotomist, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapist, and Fitness Specialist
  • Public Safety - Paralegal, Court Clerk, Legal Assistant, Police Officer
  • Environmental Science - Ecologist, Oceanographer, Farmer, Environmental Educator
  • Skilled Trade Certifications - Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Electrician, HVAC Technician, Home Inspector, Welder, General Contractor and Virtual Design/Drafting.
For more information on career pathways visit or contact your transition specialist, Janet Hilty, at  
Interested students should attend the upcoming
Skilled Trade Information Sessions
Sign up! Sessions via Zoom!
October 7, 2020, at 6:30 pm
December 10, 2020, at 6:30 pm
January 21, 2021, at 6:30 pm
Financial Assistance
Completing your MD High School Diploma is your first goal! Your second goal is getting a scholarship to start your college path or complete a Skilled Trades Program. Those eligible to work in the US can apply for over 100 different scholarships offered at Chesapeake College. 

The Maryland State Community College Promise Scholarship offers students the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 annually to attend a community college. The income and eligibility requirements for this scholarship are listed on the website (   All students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online or a Maryland State AID Application (MSFAA) online through Maryland College Aid Processing System (MDECAPS) by the end of February 2021.
Visit Chesapeake College’s Financial Aid website for more information
Job Opportunities published by Chesapeake College
Brain Game

There are only 4 commonly used adjectives in the English language that end in “dous.” Can you name them? (Not obscure ones, i.e. jeopardous– the first one is done for you.)
1. Tremendous    2.  __________ 3. __________  4. __________
The answer will be in the next issue! 
TEACHER’S CORNER: Solution to last issue’s Brain Game: 30 minutes
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Stay Connected, Stay Learning!
Elaine Wilson
ESL and GED Program Director
Chesapeake College
For information on our programs, please contact:
Danielle Thomas, ABE Intake Specialist at (410) 829-6043 or
Karen Luceti, ESL Intake Specialist at (410) 443-1163