Orientation dates posted for GED, ESL classes

 Those interested in Adult Basic Education classes, including English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED/pre-GED, are required to attend orientation at Coastal Bend College Lott Canada Facility, located at 900 W. Corpus Christi St. (Hwy 59 West) in Beeville.

 The purpose of the ABE program is to provide instruction in adult basic education, adult secondary education and education in English proficiency. Adult basic education provides instruction in reading, writing, math and life skills. There are five areas of the GED. Students are give instruction in each area to help them successfully complete the GED exam and earn a high school equivalency diploma.

 In Beeville, day classes in ESL, pre-GED and GED are held Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Night classes for pre-GED and GED are held Mondays through Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m.

 Beeville orientation dates follow. Call (361) 362-6095 for more information.

 July 27, 28 and 29       8:30 a.m. to noon

July 27 and 28             6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 Oct. 26, 27 and 28      8:30 a.m. to noon

Oct. 26 and 27                        6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 Jan. 25, 26 and 27       8:30 a.m. to noon

Jan. 25 and 26             6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 April 26, 27 and 28     8:30 a.m. to noon (for crash course only)

 Classes are also held at sites in George West, Sinton, Mathis, Taft and Ingleside. Registration and class times vary by location. Instructions follow by site:

 George West: GED/pre-GED classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.to noon at the Buck West House, 400 N. Nueces. For additional information, call Dr. Jesse De Russe at (361) 362-6095.

 Mathis: GED/pre-GED classes are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9 p. m. at First United Methodist Church of Mathis, 420 S. Duval St. Contact Denise Neuman at (361) 362-6095 for more information.

 Sinton: GED/pre-GED are held from noon to 4 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays at the Sinton Workforce Office, 1113 E. Sinton, Suite D. Call Rosemary Benavidez for registration dates and other information at (361) 364-3284.

 Taft: ESL and GED/pre-GED classes are held on Wednesday and Thursday nights, 6-8:30 p.m. Classes are held in Taft Independent School District classrooms. Call Lolo Hernandez at (361) 2636 Ext. 2235 for additional details.

 Ingleside: GED/pre-GED classes are held on Monday and Tuesday nights, 6-8:30 p.m. at Ingleside High School. If interested, call Linda Rubalcaba at (361) 776-2712 Ext. 2561.

 For more information about Adult Basic Education, the GED or ESL, call Coastal Bend College at (361) 362-6095. 

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