Adult Basic Education offers free classes for adults who need to learn English, improve their basic skills, earn a GED, or prepare for college. Fall classes begin September 4, 2018.
Adult Basic Education
Day and evening classes are offered for adults 17 and older who are not enrolled in school. All classes are taught in English. Please email Clarice Grenier Grabau for more information.
Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC): 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield
Carleton College: North College Street, Northfield, MN 55057
Emmaus Church: 712 Linden St N, Northfield
Registration and Orientation
English language students may register the first week of each month. Adult Basic Education and GED students may register anytime. All new students will complete paperwork and a short assessment which will take approximately 90 minutes.
This class is for all levels of English language learners. Improve your basic vocabulary, reading, writing and conversation skills. Classes taught in English.
Clases son para todos niveles de inglés. Las clases incluyen vocabulario básico, lectura, escritura y conversaciones en inglés.
- 9:15–11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, at Emmaus Church
- 6–8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, at the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC)
- 6:30–8 p.m. Thursdays, Conversation Class at Carleton
english and technology
This class is for all levels of English language learners. Improve your basic vocabulary, reading, writing and speaking while increasing your technology skills. Classes taught in English.
12:30–2 p.m. Tuesdays, Northfield Public Library
Adult basic Education and GED prep
Improve your basic math, reading, writing, or computer skills, earn your GED, or prepare for college. Classes taught in English.
- 6–8:30 p.m. Mondays, at the Area Learning Center, Longfellow School
- 9–11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, at the Northfield Community Resource Center (NCRC)
Students who are currently enrolled in English or ABE may attend classes to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test. This class is by appointment only.
Official GED Testing
GED testing takes place at official testing centers and is scheduled through the GED Testing Service.
Family School is for English language learners with children ages 0–5. Parents and children learn together in this unique class focusing on literacy, parenting, life and job skills. The course is offered 12:30–2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the NCRC.
Escuela Familiar es un programa especial para quienes inglés no es su lengua materna y que tengan hijos de recién nacidos a 5 años de edad. Mejore sus habilidades del inglés y técnicas de alfabetización temprana para su hijo en esta clase, que concentra en aumentar las habilidades en la crianza de los hijos, la vida cotidiana y en el empleo. Lleve a sus hijos de 5 años y menores a la clase y aprendan juntos. Puede proveerse transporte. No se requiere inscripción previa.
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. T, W & Th, Centro de Recursos Comunitarios de Northfield