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with Trace Salter

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 12 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Students in this class will develop techniques and skills that are conducive to building keyboarding speed with a high level of accuracy, including the number keypad. Students will also learn correct techniques of hand placement and proper posture so they will be able to type more comfortably and without looking at their hands. Students will be expected to commit to coming to class twice a week and then invest at least 3 hours/week of typing on their own. If a student can do that, they can expect to learn the keyboard and should be able to type at a speed of 25 WPM by the end of the course. Students who are already familiar with proper keyboarding technique will have the opportunity to practice and progress to 45 WPM. This course may be taken more than once.

Prerequisite: ESOL Level 4 or higher


Need assistance paying for this class? Email to request a scholarship application.

The deadline to register is April 12.

Intro to Sewing


with Stacy Owen, Michelle Kruegar, Dan Toomre, Katie Rose Champlin

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn the basics of cutting fabric, using a sewing machine, and the stitches available on most machines.

5 Weeks of FUNctional Fitness


with Emma Holder

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Functional Fitness (FF) is a strength training class that incorporates movements of everyday life. Muscular strength, cardiovascular capacity, balance, coordination, cognitive function, and flexibility with a backdrop of music and humor. Accessible and challenging for all levels (you must be able to get up and down off the floor to attend). Bring sneakers, mat and a water bottle. FMI

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Spring Interval Fitness
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Spring Interval Fitness


with Jessica Lockhart

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 5:45 pm

This interval training class offers three essential fitness components: cardio, strength training, and stretching to release tension. Participants will engage in interval training, essestial for calorie burning and weight loss. Students will engage in multiple actions for short bursts. This class is in person and by Zoom. Instructor will contact students with link and payment information.

Play the Ukulele, The Journey Starts Here


with Duncan Perry

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks
Learn to play the ukulele! It has never been more popular. Here’s your chance to find out how to play this wonderfully versatile, go anywhere instrument. Join our no-stress program for some laughs and learning. Bring your sense of humor, a passion for music, and curiosity about playing. Once you master the basics you won't want to stop. Will you be recruited to perform with the Portland Symphony Orchestra? -- well, not right way. But, as the saying goes, master player isn’t the person who can pick or strum the most notes. It isn’t the person with the greatest technical skill. It’s the person who can touch the most hearts.” So grab a uke, you don’t need to read music - sign up, tune up and show up. Let your musical journey begin!

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Spanish 1


with Daissy Foss

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
As an introduction to the Spanish language, this course emphasizes pronunciation and basic conversational skills. Students will explore the language and culture, while also engaging in basic Spanish discussions. Requirement: Purchase Practical Spanish Grammar, A Self-Teaching Guide by Marcial Prado, ISBN: 0-471-13446-5.
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Stand Up Comedy


with Ian Stuart

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
Looking for funny people! Have you ever thought of becoming a comedian? Professional comedian/writer Ian Stuart will be teaching a class on stand up at PAE. Each student will be given the tools to write a five minute routine to be performed.
Workplace Communication
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Workplace Communication


with Taika Brand

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Learn how to more successfully and effectively communicate with peers, supervisors, and teams in an office environment. Skills covered include listening, oral communication that involves speaking assertively, positively, and clearly, and handling difficult situations in the workplace with conflict resolution skills. Other skills practiced will include customer service communication skills and communication issues in a team-based environment and how to ace an interview.

Please note: the first and last day of this class will be held in person at Portland Adult Education.

Need help paying for this course? Scholarship money is available to those that qualify. Email to get the application form.

The deadline to register is April 12.

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