Literacy and Adult Education

We offer classes online and in-person!

Click on the registration form below to register online, or come to the Wellstone Center on Fridays from 9am-12pm to register in person.

Class times are below.


Adult Education Registration Form


Adult Education Registration Form (Spanish)


Beginning English
Teacher: Eric
Beginning English in-person: Monday – Friday, 9 – 11 a.m.
Beginning English online: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Link here

Beginning English
Teacher: Eric
Beginning English online: Monday – Thursday, 6 – 7 p.m.
Link here

Beginning & Intermediate English
Teacher: Eva
Intermediate English In-Person: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Beginning English Online: Monday – Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Class Link here

CaraIntermediate English & GED
Teacher: Cara
Intermediate English Online: Monday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
GED Class Online: Monday – Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Class Link here

Advanced English & Citizenship
Teacher: Kaija
Advanced English Online: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Advanced English Online: Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Citizenship Class Online: Monday – Thursday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Class Link here

Advanced English
Teacher: Carol
Advanced English: Monday – Thursday, 11 AM – 12 PM
Link here

Teacher: Deshann
GED: Monday – Thursday, 6 – 7  p.m.
Link here


Computer Classes
Teacher: Anne
In-Person: Monday – Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Computer Class Online : Monday – Wednesday 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Class Link here

Sara J
Youth Literacy
Teacher: Sara
Office Hours: By appointment

Literacy program (all ages – focus on 12-18 )

We all know reading is fundamental and that everyone learns differently. If your youth needs one-on-one attention to improve their reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills, we’re here to help. Our literacy program will support, encourage and prepare them for academic success.

GED Exam Preparation

The General Educational Development (GED) test is a series of four tests that students can complete to gain a high school credential. These tests include:

The GED classes at Neighborhood House are designed to help students prepare for this test in a dynamic, engaging classroom. These classes are a combination of U.S.-born students who did not complete high school and English Language Learners who have completed English classes and need a high school credential for work or college.

For more information and intake dates, contact John Ashby at 651-789-2522 or email John.

English Language Learner Program

English Language Learner (ELL) classes teach students reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through the context of life skills.  Students learn about health, housing, work, food, money, and many other everyday topics.  After students complete the Advanced ELL class, they are able to join the GED or College Readiness classes.

Beginning Classes: 9-11 a.m. (in-person); 11:30-12:30 p.m. (online); 3-4 p.m. (online); 6-7 p.m. (online)
Intermediate Classes:
9-11 a.m. (in-person); 11:30-12:30pm (online)
Advanced Classes: 10-11:30 a.m. (online): 2-3 p.m. (online)

English Language Civics

The EL/Civics classes are funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education.  Civics classes teach English skills through a focus on U.S. citizenship, community engagement, Minnesota culture and history, and job skills.  Students in these classes all have a goal of eventually obtaining employment or improving their current employment situation.  Many students in this class also volunteer at other Neighborhood House programs as part of an apprenticeship to gain job skills.

Computer Classes

Students in computer classes learn how to use the internet, e-mail, and Microsoft Office programs.  Every other day of computer class is run as an open lab where students can work on any computer-related project and get support from staff and volunteers. Students in this class work toward gaining a Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment certificate, a computer skills credential recognized throughout the state.