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Scarborough Adult Learning Center



Our Classes

Intermediate to Advanced ELL

Free

with Mary Klement

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 19, 2021 at 5 pm

Intermediate to Advanced ELL

Students will need access to email in order to view and prepare for lessons. Google Classroom is utilized to assign reading and other activities. As this is an intermediate/advanced class, lessons are built around a brief news article or other passage regarding current events. Discussion prompts are designed to guide the conversations. Supplement work and worksheets will be utilized to strengthen the grammar, usage, and mechanics of the English language. Vocabulary is highlighted and defined based on the articles read and student’s submissions from their daily lives.

Days: Tues/Thurs

Dates: 1/19-5/20

Time: 5-7 pm

Instructor: Mary Klement

Beginner ELL

Free

with Jennifer Goodine

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 20, 2021 at 6 pm

(Zoom & Google Classroom)

Are you interested in improving your English skills? Learning English can help you communicate with your child’s school, expand your job prospects, and increase your ability to read and speak English. This class will teach basic communication, life skills, and literacy. Students will need a computer or tablet to access the internet each week. 

Day: Weds

Dates: 1/20-5/26

Time: 6-8 pm

Instructor: Jennifer Goodine

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Online Registration Unavailable

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

$1,100

with Brenda Faust, RN

Calendar Next session starts Jan 25, 2021 at 3 pm

Students enrolled in this Certificate program complete 180 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience, which meet all state licensing requirements. Upon successful completion of the course and passage of the State Competency Exam, the student will be eligible to enter the healthcare field as a Certified Nursing Assistant under the direction of a licensed nurse. Classroom instruction will be delivered via Zoom or Google Meet. Clinical and lab instruction will be held onsite at The Cedars in Portland.  

Call 730-5040 for an application; students must be 18 years of age, have a high school equivalency or diploma, and meet reading proficiency.

Instructor: Brenda Faust, RN

Dates: 1/25-4/25 Days and Time: Mon/Thur 3-7 pm  Cost:  $1,100

Clinicals and classroom on Saturdays TBA

Chinese Restaurant Favorites Made Easy - Online

$35

with Chris Toy

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 26, 2021 , runs for 52 weeks

Your favorite take-out food, made at home! You provide the kitchen, a wok or heavy skillet, a knife or cleaver, and other regular kitchen utensils. Learn about Chinese cooking techniques, ingredients, and seasonings as you go. Segments include: five season whole chicken, carving roast chicken, wonton soup, and stir-fried spicy hoisin pork with steamed rice. Serves 4 for dinner, but you’ll make these recipes again and again, or build upon! We provide a shopping list for you to purchase food. Flexible private access YouTube channel series allows you to preplan and decide when to access class segments and cook alongside Chris.  Students are given access to his channel for one year and support is provided via direct instructor email. Course fee includes cookbook with 85 recipes. 

Instructor: Chris Toy

Start: Access anytime on or after 1/26

Cost: $35 includes cookbook

Mindful Pastel Landscape Drawing

$75

with Christopher Reed

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm
1 additional session on Mar 23, 2021

This class introduces students to the basic principles of pastel landscape drawing, including the mixing of colors on various textured surfaces, layering, and blending. Composition and value will be explored through landscape photographs. Mindfulness exercises will accentuate the creative process and allow the inner artist to unfold naturally, without judgement or fear. This class is for beginners as well as those with experience. A supply list will be provided. Instructor Christopher Reed graduated from Bowdoin College with a BA in Visual Arts. He is a painter, exhibitor, and art teacher inspired by the synthesis of nature, the evolving play of light, and each artist's unique expression of feelings and interpretation.

 

Session 1: Jan. 26-March 9 (no class Feb. 16), 12:30-2:30 PM

Session 2: March 23-May 4 (no class April 20), 12:30-2:30 PM

Introduction to iPhone Basics

$35

with Boomer Tech

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 27, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Feb 24, 2021

It is safe to say that many iPhone users rarely use more than a fraction of the features. Use your iPhone to the best possible advantage. Critical features covered: Apple ID and password; structure of the iPhone (buttons and how they work); best apps and how to get them;  text, phone, Facetime, and email; using the Control Center; mastering Settings; updating operating systems; using key apps and more.

Estimated Length: 1-2 hours a week

Access Time: 4 weeks

Cost: $35

Register online: scarborough.maineadult.org

Choose your session:

Session 1: Jan. 27

Session 2: Feb. 24

Session 3: March 31

Taking Awesome Pictures with Your iPhone / iPad Camera

$35

with Boomer Tech

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 27, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

This is a step-by-step guide to taking beautiful photos, appropriate for novice photographers or anyone who wants to upgrade their photography skills. Learn to take photos, portraits, slo-motion, panos, and more. Also camera settings for proper focus and exposure, high dynamic range, and picture composition.

Estimated Length: 1-2 hours a week

Access Time: 4 weeks

Cost: $35

Register online: scarborough.maineadult.org

Choose your session:

Session 1: Jan. 27

Session 2: Feb. 24

Session 3: March 31

Zoom Basics

$10

with Boomer Tech

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 27, 2021 , runs for 1 week

This is an asynchronous, self-paced course to learn everything you need to know about the Zoom Video Conferencing platform. Videos and written articles demonstrate examples of Zoom on different devices-smartphones, tablets, and computers. Instructional videos allow you to view as often as possible. Includes: muting audio and video, using chat, screen sharing, recording, trouble-shooting, scheduling meetings, and more. Appropriate for Zoom beginners as well as those who have used Zoom and wish to learn more. One Class.

Session 1. Jan. 27

Session 2. Feb. 24

Session 3. Mar. 31





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