The Pre-GED class is for those students who need to refresh their academic skills and prepare for the GED program. The instructor works with students to develop strategies for success in math and language arts, including vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills. In addition, the instructor helps students establish beginning levels of analysis, assessment, and time management skills to help with personal academic progress.
GED & High School Equivalency
GED preparation classes prepare students for the official computer-based GED Test. Students are taught the computer skills necessary for success on the exam and follow a curriculum that incorporates College and Career Readiness standards. The instructor utilizes a wide range of materials and provides blended learning through online and direct instruction.
English Language Acquisition (ELA Formerly 'ESL')
Our English classes are taught through a blend of conversation, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and pronunciation, as used in everyday communication. Classes are held day and night all year long!
- Beginning level classes focus on pronunciation and English literacy as well as daily, real-life communication skills.
- Intermediate classes challenge students to more complex reading, writing, and grammar.
- Advanced level classes focus on mastering complex reading, writing, grammar, and speaking skills.
- After students develop a basic command of English language and grammar, our Conversation based classes help develop fluency and ease with common American English expressions and idioms.
The Citizenship class is a combination of ELA (English Language Acquisition; formerly “ESL”) and preparation for the U.S. Citizenship exam. Topics include United States history, government, rights and responsibilities of citizens, civic participation, citizenship requirements, conversational English, and basic English literacy. Classes provide practice questions that may be on the test, writing, reading, citizenship interview practice, and some work with citizenship applications.
Transition to College
Earn 3 college credits! For legal residents of the United States with a GED or high school diploma and demonstrated fluency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, the Transitions to College class has dual enrollment with the Community College of Rhode Island. This is a welcome course for nontraditional adult students returning to academic life. The program offers student preparation for college success, including academic instruction, tutoring, mentoring and development of college success skills. The AIALC program meets at both the Kennedy School Annex Building and at the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition, there is assistance with financial aid and college application processes.