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AEL Distance Learning

Adult Education and Literacy Distance Learning

Many adults in Texas cannot take advantage of regular adult education services for a variety of reasons: 

  • the learning center is too far away
  • transportation is not available
  • there is no childcare
  • work schedules conflict with class times
  • a student has a physical disability  

 

Other adult education students use distance learning to accelerate or intensify face-to-face instruction. These students enroll in a distance learning ESL and HSE classes while they are taking a regular class.               

We now offer instruction to students English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) using our approved Distance Learning Curriculum.  In order to enroll in distance learning for ESL, ABE, and ASE, you are required to attend a Distance Learning Pathway orientation at Region 9 ESC Adult Education and Literacy.  After students attend one of the orientations and meet with the Distance Learning Lead Instructor, the student will be provided with a username and password to the approved program for their level. 

Distance Learning Pathway with Burlington English

The approved distance learning curriculum for ESL students is Burlington English.  To gain access to this distance learning program, ESL and EL Civics students are first required to do the following:

  • Schedule a pre-registration appointment and an assessment test date
  • Take the Best Oral Assessment for Oral Speaking and Listening Skills
  • Take the Best Literacy Assessment for Reading and Writing
  • Attend orientation for the Burlington English program
  • Register in the required learning management system tool
  • Complete 6 hours in our distance learning computer lab on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00PM-3:00PM.
  • Attend an instructional class when available

Distance Learning Pathway with Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency

The approved distance learning curriculum for TxCHSE students is GED Academy.  To gain access to this distance learning program, TxCHSE students are first required to do the following:

  • Schedule a pre-registration appointment with one of our navigators
  • Attend a Distance Learning Pathway HSE Orientation including assessment testing and meeting with the Distance Learning Lead Instructor
  • Register in the required learning management system
  • Complete 10 hours per week in our distance learning curriculum and outside assignments assigned by the Distance Learning Lead Instructor
  • Attend Distance Learning Working Meets on Fridays at our computer lab at Region 9, if you reside in Wichita County.
  • Attend an instructional class when available