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BC Community Education adding more options for GED, ESL courses

BC Community Education adding more options for GED, ESL courses

Tue Aug 18, 2015

Brazosport College’s Community Education program is currently registering for its GED, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes.

Better yet, the classes are free and are offered at six different locations around Brazoria County.

GED and ESL Classes are being offered at both the BC Main Campus and the Freeport CE Center, while GED courses are also being offered at Columbia High School in West Columbia and the Marshall Center in Angleton. The fall 2015 Citizenship class is on Tuesday evening at the Freeport CE Center.

For parents of Brazosport ISD students, an ESL class will also be taught at Velasco Elementary in Freeport. An additional GED course will be offered at the Head Start Center in Brazoria at 120 Pleasant St.

“We have different locations in order to provide more options for our community,” said Grant Project Manager Kay Brooks. “We want to make it as easy as possible for anyone wanting to take our classes.”

Providing even more options, BC’s Community Education department has also added two new ESL courses this year, with the introduction of Oral Communication and Written Communication classes.

Taking GED and ESL classes through Brazosport College is simple. Not only are the courses now offered at locations throughout southern Brazoria County, they also remain free of charge. The college’s Citizenship Classes are also free.

GED classes do require a GED textbook and calculator, which are approximately $55.

Registration is ongoing and classes begin Aug. 24. One can register in person at the Community Education Center on the Brazosport College main campus or the Freeport CE Center at 211 E. Park Ave.

ESL classes are open to anyone 18 years of age or older, and many of the instructors speak multiple languages. The ESL courses have six levels of progression, beginning with no experience in the English language.

For more information call the Community Education Center on the BC Main Campus at (979) 230-3600 or the Freeport CE Center at (979) 230-3597.

 

FREE GED/ESL CLASSES THROUGH BC COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Starts Aug. 24: ESL Class, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Mon. & Wed., BC Main Campus.

Starts Aug. 24: ESL-Oral Communication Class, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Mon. & Wed., Freeport CE Center.

Starts Aug. 24: ESL-Written Communication Class, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Mon. & Wed., Freeport CE Center.

Starts Aug. 24: GED Class, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Mon. & Wed., BC Main Campus.

Starts Aug. 24: GED Class, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Mon. & Wed., Freeport CE Center.

Starts Aug. 25: ESL Class, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Tues. & Thur., Freeport CE Center.

Starts Aug. 25: GED Class, Noon – 3 p.m., Tues. & Thur., BC Main Campus.

Starts Aug. 25: ESL Class, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Tues. & Thur., Freeport CE Center.

Starts Aug. 25: ESL Class, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tues. & Thur., BC Main Campus.

Starts Aug. 25: Citizenship Class, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday, Freeport CE Center.

Starts Aug. 25: ESL-Oral Communication Class, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tues. & Thur., BC Main Campus.

Starts Aug. 31: GED Class, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Mon. & Wed., Columbia High School.

Starts Sept. 1: GED Class, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tues. & Thur., Angleton Marshall Center.

Starts Sept 8: Pre-GED Class, 9 a.m. – Noon, Tues. & Thur., BC Main Campus.

Starts Sept. 8: ESL for BISD Parents, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tues & Thurs., Velasco Elementary in Freeport.

Starts Sept. 8: GED Class, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tues & Thurs., Brazoria Headstart Center, 120 Pleasant St.

Starts Sept. 8: GED Class, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tues. & Thur., BC Main Campus.

Starts Sept. 9: Pre-GED Class, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Mon. & Wed., BC Main Campus.