Adult Education Classes
FIRE Learning Environment
Observe a FIRE class and you'll think you have stepped into a family reunion. Learners and volunteers warmly greet each other, laughing, joking, and referring to past conversations they've had. FIRE is a community of friends and partners - each equally invested in a learning experience that enhances and celebrates relationships while providing the foundation for language acquisition and self-sufficiency. FIRE's classes are open to all people interested in learning the English language and the literacy skills necessary to succeed.
Our small classes are designed to meet the needs of learners from all backgrounds including those who are just beginning to study in a classroom setting to those who want to enhance their prior educational experiences and to develop new skills. Our classes encompass reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing, critical thinking, English conversation, computer and typing skills, and citizenship preparation. FIRE's classes are taught by dedicated and caring volunteers who have completed the Minnesota Literacy Council's 12-hour pre-service training. In addition, all volunteers are also complete at least one in-service training per year. Our goal is to help our learners meet their literacy, educational, and personal goals while fostering a community of mutual skill-sharing. Our learners are continually supported and encouraged to bring forward and use their leadership skills for FIRE's ongoing development and sustainability.
Study all levels of English at FIRE School
2012/2013 Fall/Winter Session
The Fall/Winter Session at FIRE begins on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. The final class of the Winter Session will be Tuesday, December 18, 2013.
Midwinter Break - December 2012/January 2013
From Wednesday, December 19, 2012, through Monday, January 14, 2012, FIRE will be on Midwinter Break.
Classes are on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Note: FIRE has open enrollment and new learners can get a registration form during class time.