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0155.2 Accent Reduction


Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
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Improve your pronunciation and learn how to speak with a clearer American accent The speech therapy trained teacher will use fun to help you learn how to be understood when you converse in English....

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0155.1 Accent Reduction


Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
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Improve your pronunciation and learn how to speak with a clearer American accent. The speech therapy trained teacher will use fun to help you learn how to be understood when you converse in English....

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0235 ACCUPLACER Preparation (Reading And Grammar)

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Heather Moore Wood

This class will help you to improve your performance on the Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension sections of the ACCUPLACER test, which is required by SMCC. We will learn reading strategies and grammar related to advanced sentence structure. Prerequisite: Reading/Writing 200 or 300 level and...

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0340.2 Applied Algebra A

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

Algebra Part A introduces you to integer operations, solving equations, and graphing. Prerequisite: Math Inventory (see page 31), completion of Math Concepts, or possibly a score of at least 20 on the Elementary Algebra portion of the ACCUPLACER® test. No mail-in registrations will be accepted for ...

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0340.1 Applied Algebra A

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): David Sherman

Algebra Part A introduces you to integer operations, solving equations, and graphing. Prerequisite: Math Inventory (see page 24), completion of Math Concepts, or possibly a score of at least 20 on the Elementary Algebra portion of the ACCUPLACER® test. No mail-in registrations will be accepted for ...

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0345 Applied Algebra B

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Alain Nkulu

Successful completion of this course guarantees success on future college placement exams. Topics covered include systems of equations, exponents, and quadratic functions. Prerequisite: Math Inventory (see page 24), successful completion of Part A, or possibly, a score of at least 50 on the Elemen...

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02501 Biology

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Jody Meredith

Learn the fundamental principles and concepts involved in the structure and function of living organisms. This course is a good prerequisite for students planning on attending college. A lab is included. Enrollment limit: 20....

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0117 Citizenship - Beginning Level

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Mary Bloom

This course will prepare students to take the U.S. Citizenship exam. Topics will include U.S. History and Government, reading and writing vocabulary needed to pass the exam. Designed for students ESOL 3 and below....

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0199 ESOL Workplace English

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): Deborah Breiting

This course is designed for ESOL 5+ students with work experience outside the U.S. and who are new to the American job search process. Topics will include American work culture, workplace communication, e-mail and phone etiquette, and an introduction to business letter writing. Basic computer skil...

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0214.1 ESOL Writing Workshop

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Andrea Vasquez

This course is designed to give intermediate readers extra support as they improve their writing skills. Students are expected to submit repeated drafts of writings. Prerequisite: ESOL 4 or 5, Reading/ Writing 101, or permission of the instructor....

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0214.2 ESOL Writing Workshop

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Andrea Vasquez

This course is designed to give intermediate readers extra support as they improve their writing skills. Students are expected to submit repeated drafts of writings. Prerequisite: ESOL 4 or 5, Reading/ Writing 101, or permission of the instructor....

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0320 Math Basics

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Maryann Kurdyla

Math Basics will get you comfortable solving problems with whole numbers and will strengthen your number sense. Prerequisite: Math Inventory (see below). No mail-in registrations for this course....

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0330.1 Math Concepts: Data, Graphs And Algebraic Thinking

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): David Sherman

Demystify basic algebra! In this course we will explore the meanings revealed by data sets, tables, graphs and equations. We will use a variety of tools to understand linear patterns and functions. Benchmark fractions and percents will be used to describe sets of data, and we will practice the use...

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0330.2 Math Concepts: Data, Graphs And Algebraic Thinking

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Jill Gorneau

Demystify basic algebra! In this course we will explore the meanings revealed by data sets, tables, graphs and equations. We will use a variety of tools to understand linear patterns and functions. Benchmark fractions and percents will be used to describe sets of data, and we will practice the use...

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0339 Math Connections

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): Kate Butler

This course is designed for students to learn fraction/decimal operations at a more relaxed pace. The topics will be presented conceptually with many hands-on activities. Prerequisite: Math Inventory (see page 24) or teacher recommendation....

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0335.1 Math Essentials M/

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:15 PM
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Instructor(s): Jill Gorneau

Math Essentials will help you understand fractions, decimals and percents so that you can actually use them in your life. Prerequisite: Math Inventory (see below) or teacher recommendation. No mail-in registrations for this course....

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0335.2 Math Essentials Tu/

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 2:45 PM-5:15 PM
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Instructor(s): David Sherman

Math Essentials will help you understand fractions, decimals and percents so that you can actually use them in your life. Prerequisite: Math Inventory (see below) or teacher recommendation. No mail-in registrations for this course....

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001321 Money Management

Fridays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): PAE Staff

Financial literacy is an essential survival tool for American families. For newly arrived immigrants and refugees, financial literacy can be a stepping stone out of poverty. This course covers the basics of developing a budget, creating a savings plan, setting financial goals, and repairing poor c...

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0210.2 Reading / Writing 103

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Greason

This class is for both native English speakers and those international students who have completed our ESOL levels. Students will work to improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, summarizing of short texts, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0210.1 Reading / Writing 103

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Megan Hevenor

This class is for both native English speakers and those international students who have completed our ESOL levels. Students will work to improve their vocabulary, reading comprehension, summarizing of short texts, and writing with clear, correct sentences and paragraphs....

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0220.1 Reading / Writing 203

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Lauren Hamlin

Students will learn how to write longer pieces such as essays and how to analyze and respond to books and articles. They will also continue to build their vocabulary. This is a good pre-HiSET course. Computer Skills are needed....

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0220 Reading / Writing 203

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Greason

Students will learn how to write longer pieces such as essays and how to analyze and respond to books and articles. They will also continue to build their vocabulary. This is a good pre-GED course. Computer Skills are needed....

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0230.1 Reading / Writing 303 And Research Paper Skills

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
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Instructor(s): Deborah Rumery

Are you almost ready for college? This top-level English course focuses less on vocabulary and reading and more on helping you to create focused, well-developed, organized essays so that you will be college-ready. We will also learn some research skills to help prepare you for writing college resear...

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0129 Readings In Science

Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 2:45 PM-5:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Miller

Learn about the concepts and vocabulary of basic scientific areas. The specific content will vary depending upon the needs of the students. We will practice the reading skills you need for passing the high school equivalency test or earning an adult high school diploma. Prerequisite: ESOL 5 or t...

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0128 Readings In Social Studies

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 11:45 AM-2:00 PM
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Instructor(s): Heather Moore Wood

This class will focus on current events; we will read, summarize, and analyze news articles and learn oral presentation skills. This is a “hybrid” course; half of the work will be done in-class, and at least 5 hours per week will be completed online, outside of class hours. It is a short class, so ...

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001321.2 Savings To Build Wealth

Fridays
Time: 9:00 AM-11:15 AM
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Instructor(s): Claude Rwaganje

Saving money is so important for many reasons. Some of the reasons that saving money is so important include security and safety, and trying to plan ahead for major expenses. This class is open to all adult education students interested in learning savings tools....

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87914 US History

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Instructor(s): Elizabeth Miller

Learn about the history of the United States from the writing of the Constitution through recent times. We'll also study map skills, government, and current events while practicing the skills you need for earning an adult high school diploma. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Reading 100, or ...

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