ESL/ABE Newsletter – Issue 11 – 09/08/2020
Stay Connected, Stay Learning! | ¡Sigue Conectado, Sigue Aprendiendo!
ADULT EDUCATION! It is never too late to start studying a second language or to get your high school diploma. The only thing you need to join our programs - is your decision! Throughout the learning process our team will guide you. Our team is made up of Intake Helpers, Student Navigators, Assessment Specialists, Transition Specialists, Instruction Specialists and, of course, our Instructors and Team Leaders.

Make your decision today! Start studying! Our virtual learning environment allows you to participate from the comfort of home! You can attend using a smartphone, computer, or a tablet! 
Make your registration appointment today for Fall Classes today!
The registration deadline for Fall Session is September 18th.
For ABE/GED classes, contact Danielle Thomas at (410) 829-6043 (text), or ged@chesapeake.edu.
For ESL classes, contact Karen Luceti at (410) 443-1163 (text), or esl@chesapeake.edu.
For NEDP information, contact us via NEDP@chesapeake.edu.
Upcoming Registration Events!
- By Appointment Only -
Chesapeake College Main Campus, Wye Mills
9/12 - 1 pm
9/15 - 6 pm
9/19 - 1 pm
American Job Center (AJC), Easton
9/9/2020 - 6 pm
9/16/2020 - 6 pm
Maryland Rural Development Corp. (MRDC), Greensboro
9/9/2020 - 6 pm
9/16/2020 - 6 pm
Registration for ABE/GED Classes at Chesapeake
Our Programs!
Our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are for learners who need to develop their English skills. Whether you know a few words, or can hold a conversation, our classes will provide you with tools to interact with English speakers. You will improve your listening, reading, and writing skills to help with job advancement. Eventually, you can move into the ABE classes to get a high school diploma or one of our Specialty Classes. Currently we have waived fees for these classes.
The Adult Basic Education (ABE)/ GED® classes prepare students to take the GED® Ready Practice tests and the National GED® Exams to earn a Maryland State High School Diploma. Our instructors are using the best virtual platforms to prepare students for success! Students must pass each subject area test with a 145 or higher, the four subject areas: Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA), Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science.

We offer a variety of GED® class styles and levels to best fit our student’s needs. All fees are being waived for these classes.
National External Diploma Program® - The NEDP® is a computer-based program that allows students to work independently on tasks to earn their Maryland State High School Diploma. These tasks measure academic and life skills, job-related awareness, and workplace skills. Students work with an advisor (assessor) to develop and complete a portfolio of 70 competencies.

NEDP® is a test-free option for students who want to work at their own pace. However, to qualify for this program, you must complete an assessment of basic skills. The fees are waived for this program. Email us for further information: NEDP@chesapeake.edu
In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future.
Eric Hoffer, American Philosopher
Job Opportunities published by Chesapeake College
Star Student
We congratulate Yazmin Yanira Soto as she became our first graduate of this academic 2020-2021 year. Yazmin successfully finished our NEDP and earned her Maryland High School Diploma. Cornelia Wolfe, NEDP Advisor.
We are proud of you, Yazmin!
Brain Game

Lawn mowing: If it takes a man two hours to mow a square lawn, of which each side is 100 feet long. How long will it take him to mow a square lawn whose sides are 50 feet long? He mows both lawns at the same rate.

The answer will be in the next issue! 
TEACHER’S CORNER: Solution to last Edition’s Brain Game:
ROBIN
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Next Edition: Extended Learning Opportunities!
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