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ELL111: Beginner Level
English language learners who can add this class to English for Life if they want to further improve their vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, fluency, listening, speaking, and reading skills in real world situations. You can choose from the following topics:
Reading, writing, and communication skills for college or the workplace
Computer skills (basic computer skills, internet, email, word, excel)
Resume-writing, job search/applications
Citizenship Test prep
A's, B's, C's, and D's of Medicare
with Alan Minthorn
This course provides a thorough overview of how to transition into senior health insurance (Medicare). Items covered: SSA forms; the “parts” of Medicare; timelines - how and when to apply; avoiding penalties and pitfalls; how to shop for plans.
An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds
with Fred Diehl
Mutual funds may play a major role as you try to reach your long- term financial goals. An Investor’s Tour of Mutual Funds provides a detailed look at the features, benefits and risks associated with this type of investment as well as guidance to help empower you as you explore the multitude of funds available.
Ballroom Dance - Basic & Intermediate
with Robin Shaw
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for some fun! You will learn Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, and Swing. Next time you attend a wedding, anniversary or other social event, you will be ready to dance the night away with confidence. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate this class is for you! Smooth soled shoes work best; leather or jazz sneakers are ideal.
Barre with Amanda
with Amanda Gunter
Barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.
with Erica Berry
Would you like to be able manage your money better? Do you know how to use online banking tools or create a budget? Erica will help you find the right tools to match your needs and lifestyle, as well as, help you reach your financial goals, both short term and long term.
Be a Hero. Be a Foster Parent.
with Stephanie Eklund
Did you know that YOU could be the life-changing person for a child here in Maine? Yes, YOU can become a foster or adoptive parent! Come learn about the licensing process and the different ways you can help Maine children. There is a special need for people who can care for infants, sibling groups, and adolescents, while also supporting the reunification process. There are also over 100 children waiting to find a forever family. Join us for this informational meeting and take that very first step to becoming a resource family. Stephanie Eklund, a former and long-standing advocate for victims of domestic violence, joined A Family for ME as a foster/adoptive parent recruiter in Southern Maine. Stephanie brings with her a wealth of knowledge regarding recruitment, collaborative efforts with community members, public speaking and training, volunteer engagement, and helping people in need. In her personal time, Stephanie enjoys reading, working out, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Be Heard! – Through the Glass Ceiling: Leadership Speaking Skills for Women
with Bonnie Gross
Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in North America, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government, industry, and in professional firms. In “Lean In,” Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, identified one of the major problems holding women back is the ineffective way women communicate to upper management, colleagues, and clients in business situations. Join Bonnie Gross to learn and change your speaking skills to make people recognize the true value of your ideas. (Approx. 18 hours.)