Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) programs at Lake Washington Institute of Technology teach foundational skills including reading, writing, math, technology, and the English language. LWTech's BEdA program serves over 1,200 students annually in the Kirkland and Seattle Eastside area. The program is designed for adults with academic skills below high school completion or who need to improve their English language skills and allows students to move through college and into high-demand jobs. In addition, BEdA students may choose programs that best fit their path depending on their prior educational experience. These program options include I-BEST, High School +, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Classes in this program are known as ABED classes, and include coursework in reading, writing, math, communication, and the English language.
Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) classes at Lake Washington Institute of Technology have two instructors, one supporting the technical/academic learning, while the other supports basic skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking. I-BEST helps students succeed. They are two times more likely to graduate from the college.
High School+ (HS+) is a high school diploma program for adult learners 18 and older who do not have a high school diploma or equivalency. Adults can work with an instructor to demonstrate abilities in reading, writing, and math within subject areas such as science, history, government, occupational studies, and the arts.
If you want to improve your English to get a better job or get a college degree, the English Language Learning (ELL) program offers day, afternoon, or evening classes at the Kirkland campus. This program is formerly known as English as a Second Language (ESL).
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Thurs, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, Closed to the public
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