Taunton Public Schools/Bristol Community College
The Taunton Adult Education Partnership provides a full continuum of ABE (Adult Basic Education) and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
Classes are offered part time days and evenings at no cost to participants. This is a Department of Education grant funded program.
All students wishing to enroll in the program receive initial placement screening to assess their basic reading, writing, math, and language ability.
Small Class Size
Class size is purposely small (10-15) to allow students and teachers the opportunity to interact more on an individual or small group basis. Attendance and commitment are prerequisites to success in the program.
Standards Based Instruction
Students receive instruction based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for ABE and ESOL classes from dedicated instructors.
508.678.2811 x3317 or x3443 days
Small Group Instruction
Morning and Evening Classes
Morning Summer Program
Basic Literacy through ASE Adult Secondary Education
High School Equivalency Test Prep
Survival English through Advanced Conversation
Computer Assisted Instruction
Education and Career Planning
One on One Tutoring
Volunteer Tutor Training
What is ABE?
ABE or Adult Basic Education provides classroom instruction from basic literacy through ASE. Subjects include all those required for the Hi SET (formerly known as the GED test) testing. Literacy classes emphasize reading, phonics, writing, and math. All students are given an assessment test to determine their level of competency for class placement.
What is ESOL?
ESOL or English for Speakers of Other Languages provides classroom instruction for beginners through advanced levels. Instruction includes conversation, grammar and writing, and American culture and traditions. Each student is assessed to determine understanding of the English language before placement. Students are placed in classes according to their speaking and comprehension abilities.