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Distance Learning for ESL and GED

Distance Learning Program Information

Distance learning is an online-based program that gives students additional practice outside the classroom and helps decrease the amount of time it takes inside the classroom to study for the GED test or to improve English language skills. Our Distance Learning Program is user-friendly and can help the ESL or GED student to develop an individualized study plan. All distance-learning hours completed count towards the hours needed for ESL and GED progress testing within the classroom.

Benefits to the Distance Learning Student:

  • Ability to study outside of class at anytime
  • Improved computer skills
  • Provides additional practice in weakest areas; enhances student’s strong areas of study
  • Independent study allows for working at own pace
  • Prepares the student for classroom discussions and higher-level work
  • Work completed is graded immediately and feedback is provided for questions answered incorrectly

Guidelines for the Distance Learning Student:

  • Co-enrollment in an AEL (ESL or GED) instructional class (day or night) with consistent attendance is strongly encouraged
  • Basic computer skills needed, Internet access is a must*
  • Must complete a short AEL Distance Learning Orientation
  • Distance learner needs to be self-motivated, organized, and possess strong study skills
  • All distance learning work must be done outside of instructional class
  • Every week, all distance learners must:
    • commit at least  (4) hours (HYBRID MODEL STUDENTS) OR EIGHT (8) hours (SOLE DL MODEL STUDENTS) to working in the Distance Learning curriculum to maintain enrollment
    • make weekly electronic contact with the Distance Learning Instructor , and
    • work 4 hours in the presence of a WCJC appointed Instructor or Monitor (SOLE DL MODEL STUDENTS)
  • A student not showing distance learning  activity for seven (7) consecutive days will be dropped from the distance learning program and  may reenter the program at the Distance Learning Instructor’s discretion.

Guidelines for Attending a Distance Learning Orientation:

  • An AEL Distance Learning Orientation will be held weekly in your regularly scheduled classroom by your AEL Instructor
  • A student wishing to attend an AEL Distance Learning Orientation is required to inform their respective AEL Instructor a week prior to the scheduled orientation

Distance Learning Instructor Contact Information:

Jacqueline Fields 
ABE Office #: (979) 532-6301
Fax #: (979) 532-6585
Distance Learning Email: abedl@wcjc.edu
911 E. Boling Highway Wharton, Texas 77488

WCJC Open Computer Labs’ Locations and Schedules (These labs are open to all ABE students, ESL or GED, to use for their distance learning purposes.)

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