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Clark College News and Events


April 9, 2007
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Telephone: 360-992-2921
bkerr@clark.edu

CLARK COLLEGE STEPS OUT
TO OFFER IMPORTANT SKILLS


Clark College will offer Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes throughout the community this spring

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Committed to stepping up its efforts to meet the needs of the community, Clark College will offer Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at a dozen locations throughout Southwest Washington this spring.  The classes are scheduled to begin the week of April 9.

A session at Fort Vancouver High School follows a pilot project held during winter quarter.  ESL classes were offered for 19 adult parents and family members of the Vancouver School District’s English language learner (ELL) students. 

Dr. John Erickson, Vancouver School Superintendent, said, "I am very pleased to support this expansion of the partnership the Vancouver School District enjoys with Clark College. Our combined efforts will help many families to learn English, to improve their employment prospects, and to open doors for full participation in American society."

Nancy Farren, principal at Fort Vancouver High School, added, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Clark College to support our Fort parents in learning English.  This is a tremendous benefit to our families.”

Clark College Vice President of Instruction Rassoul Dastmozd said, “Clark College is committed to meeting the needs to its constituencies.    Our partnership with all of these organizations confirms our commitment to serving our community.” 

For information about Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, call 360-992-2757. 

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EDITORS’ NOTE:  The following is the full list of ABE and GED classes being offered throughout the community this spring.  Most classes are scheduled to begin the week of April 9. 

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes

Battle Ground High School 
300 West Main St.
Battle Ground, Washington 98604
Tuesdays/Thursdays                   
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Columbia Gorge Job Service Center
704 SW Rock Creek Dr.
Stevenson, WA 98648  
Mondays/Wednesdays             
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

First Christian Church (2011 Update:  These classes are no longer offered.)
404 NE 6th Ave.
Camas, WA 98607
Tuesdays/Thursdays                   
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Open House Ministries
900 W 12th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660
Tuesdays/Thursdays                   
9:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-2:00 p.m. 

WorkSource Columbia Gorge
107 E. Jewett Blvd.
White Salmon, WA 98672
Mondays                                      
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays                                      
6:00-9:00 p.m.      

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes 

Battle Ground High School 
300 West Main
Battle Ground, Washington 98604
Tuesdays/Thursdays                   
6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Covington Middle School (2011 Update:  These classes are no longer offered.)
11200 NE Rosewood Rd
Vancouver, WA 98662
Mondays                                      
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fort Vancouver High School
5700 E 18th St.
Vancouver, WA 98661
Tuesdays/Thursdays                   
6:00-9:00 p.m. 

St. Johns Catholic Church
8701 NE 119th St.
Vancouver, 98662 
Saturdays                                     
10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. 

WorkSource Columbia Gorge
107 E. Jewett Blvd.
White Salmon, WA 98672
Mondays/Tuesdays                    
6:00-9:00 p.m.

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