Adult Education

Pathways Adult Education

Adult Education-ABE/ESL/GED

Pathways for Adult Education is located in the center of downtown Lakeville near the corner of Holyoke Avenue and 210th Street at 20950 Howland Avenue, Lakeville.

We offer several free programs to help adult learners.  These programs include:

ESL Classes

  • English grammar, speaking, writing, and reading
  • Citizenship preparation
  • Computer skills
  • Family school (for parents and preschoolers)
  • Skype coaching

GED Classes

  • Skills enrichment
  • Test Preparation
  • Registration for GED Tests
  • Official GED Test site

Post-secondary Preparation Classes

  • Afternoon high school diploma classes
  • Post-secondary test review

English for Adults

Day Class: In this class, learners will practice and improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in a multi-level classroom and learn basic computer skills.

  • Tuesday         9:15am – 12:15pm
  • Wednesday   9:15am – 12:15pm
  • Thursday        9:15am – 12:15pm

Evening Class: This class allows learners to practice and improve English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in a multi-level class.  Computers are integrated into the learning process.

  • Monday          5:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday   5:30pm – 8:00pm

All classes are free. Registration and testing are required before the first class. Please call Adult Education secretary, Nancy Eldomiatti for more information and /or to make an appointment at 952-232-2082.

Summer ESL Classes:  Exact dates and times will be determined in May.

All classes are free.  Registration and testing are required before the first class.  Please call Adult Basic Education secretary, Nancy Eldomiatti for more information and/or to make an appointment at 952-232-2082.

Skype Conversation

Pathways ESL program gives its learners the opportunity to practice and further improve English language conversational skills through a volunteer-based Skype coaching program.  Interested learners or those who would like more information about volunteering to become a Skype Coach, please contact Nancy Eldomiatti at  We are seeking volunteers.

Family School

Family School combines ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) and ABE (Adult Basic Education). Children from birth to prekindergarten learn through age appropriate activities.  The adult education portion centers on learning English.  The adult English Language Learners (ELL) practice and improve their English skills through speaking, listening, reading and writing activities.

Class meets throughout the school year on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 3:00 pm. at the Crystal Lake Education Center(CLEC), located at 16250 Ipava Avenue West in Lakeville.   Please contact 952-232-3009 for more information.

Citizenship Preparation Classes

The content of this class includes a review of the application form, other necessary forms, the 100 questions and the interview process itself. For those interested in preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test, this class offers review and practice to pass the citizenship test.  Registration is open.  Days and times will be determined.  There is no charge for this class.

General Education Development (GED) Test Information

The GED test confirms you have the equivalent academic skills of someone who has completed high school.  The GED certificate can help you get into college and get a better-paying job.

The GED is made up of four test subjects:

Reasoning through Language Arts – 150 minutes

Section 1 (35 Minutes) tests all content

Section 2 (45 minutes ) – Extended Response

Student Break (10 minutes)

Section 3 (60 minutes) tests all content

Mathematical Reasoning – 115 minutes

Part 1 – Five Questions (No calculators allowed)

Part 2 – 40+ Questions (Calculators allowed)

Science – 90 minutes

This test includes mostly multiple choice questions with two Short Answer questions.  Students are expected to manage their time and spend 10 minutes on each of the Short Answer questions.

Social Studies – 70 minutes

This test includes mostly multiple choice questions about social studies topics.  Students are expected to manage their time to allow form completion of all questions.


  1. Complete registration form & provide photo ID.
  2. Obtain an age waiver, if under 19 years of age.
  3. Take TABE Locator Test (currently TABE testing is available by appointment on Tuesday or Thursday mornings.)
  4. Take GED practice tests.
  5. Create a Learning & Study Plan (with the teacher).
  6. Use the Learning Plan to study for the GED Test.
  7. Log at least 12 hours of study time in the classroom.
  8. Take the GED Ready post-test.
  9. Register online at  and select the site where you plan to test.
    • Fee is $30 per test.
    • State issued ID is required at the testing site
  10. If unsuccessful, review Learning Plan & repeat steps 7-10.
  11. Re-register for the GED Test when ready.


For information registration and general information, please contact the Adult Basic Education Secretary,  Nancy Eldomiatti at 952/232-2082 or

For additional information about Citizenship classes or GED preparation and testing, please contact Joan Vievering at 952-232-2096 or


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