Try something new this year

Whether you want to learn a second or third language, improve your English, earn your high school diploma, prepare for college, or train for a new career, Portland Adult Education is here for you. As we prepare for a new school year, our doors are open and we invite you to come visit, meet our students, take a class, and see firsthand the power of adult learning.

Learning for everyone

Whatever new skill or life change you’re dreaming of, there’s a good chance your local Maine adult education program can help you get there.

  • Sep
    2

    Online Introduction To Authentic Solo Vernacular Jazz Dancing (Online)

    Authentic solo jazz classes cover the vernacular movements of the 1930s and 40s as used in solo and partnered swing dancing. The style is rooted in the dances originated by Black dancers in places like the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York and is characterized by strong rhythms, musicality, and individuality. In this class, students […]

  • Sep
    5

    Online Beginner Tap Dancing (Online)

    Learn to tap dance from home! This course is aimed at total beginners or dancers who want to brush up on the basics. You’ll learn technique and steps slowly, working your way up to short combinations each week. Note: Tap shoes are helpful but not required. If you’re wearing tap shoes, make sure you have […]

  • Sep
    14

    English For Speakers Of Other Languages

    Six levels of English classes are offered. Beginning levels focus on basic communication, life skills, and literacy. Intermediate levels continue to focus on reading, writing, and life skills. Advanced levels focus on reading, writing, and grammar in academic context to prepare students for continuing education. Students must take a placement test to ensure proper placement […]

  • Sep
    14

    Academic Reading/Writing 100: Informational Text (Online)

    Improve your ability to read informational texts and build your academic vocabulary; improve your ability to respond in speaking and in writing. A good course for your High School Diploma or to prepare you for the College Transitions program. For level 100+. Mondays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. OR Tuesdays 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., plus online […]

  • Sep
    14

    Academic Reading/Writing 200: Informational And Argument Text (Online)

    Improve your ability to read informational texts and build your academic vocabulary; improve your ability to write informational and argument text. Part of our College Transitions program. For Level 200+. Tuesdays 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. OR Thursdays 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., plus online assignments. Online Registration is not available for this course. It may be […]

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