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Writing for the Workplace
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Writing for the Workplace


with Briana Bizier

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

Gain the skills and confidence to write effectively in today's workplace. Using a series of writing exercises, you will learn how to compose clear business letters, memos, and emails and format them correctly. Brush up on punctuation, sentence structure, and basic grammar rules to give your documents a final polish. 

Course fee includes cost of book, $15.

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

Prerequisite: Basic Computer course or familiarity with computers

Need assistance paying for this class? We have scholarship money available to those that qualify! Email for the scholarship application.

The deadline to register is April 12.

English for Job Preparation
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English for Job Preparation


with Jean Pierre Akayezu, Mora Katz, and Bright Musuamba

Calendar Apr 22, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 9 weeks

This intensive course is designed for intermediate English language learners who are searching for their first job in the US. Students will learn the job search and application process in the United States and will expand their English skills. Students will refine their customer service skills and learn financial literacy skills from ProsperityME teachers. This course does not require US work authorization to participate.

Click here to read the class schedule. 

This program is full. We are no longer accepting applications. Due to grant funding, this program is free for accepted students. 

Prerequisites: ESOL level 3 or higher

This program is full. We are no longer accepting applications. 

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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