An Overview of Adult Education Courses

Adult education includes a variety of topics and takes place in many settings.  Generally, studies can be placed into one of three categories: Education & Literacy, Career & Technical Education, and Community College.  This guide offers top resources in each category.

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Continuing Education 1: What Does It Mean?

Continuing education in the United States of America can be broadly defined as the body of learning opportunities that exist beyond the high school level, including nondegree career training courses, licensing programs, and personal enrichment, but which are not included within a specific degree training program.

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Continuing Education 2: Online Career Training

Career training within adult continuing education can be broadly defined any self-contained training program designed to help adult learners with no prior knowledge of the field enter a career for which a college degree either doesn't exist, isn't required, or isn't necessarily the most efficient means of entry.

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Teaching English as a Second Language: Is It Right for You?

Immigrants flock to the shores of the United States for many reasons, but not all of them come here with a knowledge of English. This robust demographic presents a great opportunity for an individual with a strong command of the English language and some basic teaching skills to earn some money and make a positive impact in the lives of these newcomers. Teaching English as a second language (ESL) to adults can be challenging, but also extremely rewarding. The barrier to entry is generally lower than other types of teaching, and there are a wide variety of settings to suit different instructional styles and levels of experience.

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How Technology Enables Online Learning

Adult education is an incredibly broad field, encompassing pretty much any and all adult learning opportunity outside of the conventional college system. Like other educational systems, adult education institutions are striving to stay current in the face of technological advancement. One way they have chosen to do this is via online learning.

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