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English Basic Education

Clases de Inglés, gratis, administradas por el Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). Se presentan en algunas de nuestras bibliotecas. Integran comprensión oral, verbal, y de leer, para estudiantes con experiencia mínima en el Inglés. Llame a la oficina de ESL en AACC, 410.777.2901 para obtener información y para el registro.

Free English classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) and taught at the Library integrate listening, speaking, writing and reading skills for students with minimum English training. Call AACC at 410.777.2901 for more information.

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GED and Adult Basic Skills

Do you need to improve your basic reading, math or language skills or get a GED? The Adult Basic Skills program provided by Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) at Odenton Regional Library offers courses in adult basic education to help you get started. For more information and to register call 410-777-1823.

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