Adult Education

The Adult Education Department provides free basic skills training to adult residents of north and east King County. Our programs serve Hopelink’s mission to promote self-sufficiency for community members through literacy programs focused on the world of work or on preparing for a high school equivalency credential.

Detailed program information and schedules are available at adulteducation.hope-link.org. Please also visit the Hopelink GED Facebook page!

Our two flagship programs are:

English for Work (ESL)

This one-quarter course offers immigrant job seekers oral and written English skill training so that they may find a job on their own or be ready to work with an employment specialist. Active job seekers at an intermediate/advanced English level will acquire the language ability to speak and write about their skills and experience in the context of job-seeking.

Classes meet twice a week at various locations in north and east King County and include online homework and one-on-one coaching on career goals, resumes and interview skills. The course trains students on navigation of U.S. work culture and how to communicate with coworkers and supervisors. Co-enrollment with Hopelink’s Employment program is encouraged. For information contact Marci at 425-250-3007.

GED Classes

Our classes are relaxed and fun with a variety of activities to help you improve math, reading, writing, social studies, and science knowledge. Basic computer training is offered, too. Students attend class twice a week for 2.5 hours in Redmond, Kirkland, or Bellevue.

To join class you must FIRST make an appointment to observe a class and then attend orientation. We want to make sure our program is a good fit for you! Students ages 19 and older are eligible for the program. Students ages 16-18 are also eligible if they are not currently enrolled in school.

Class times:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at Redmond Hopelink (16725 Cleveland Street, Redmond)
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Bellevue Hopelink (14812 Main Street, Bellevue)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Kirkland Hopelink (11011 120th Ave NE, Kirkland)

To register, please contact Debbie at 425-457-9685 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

For more information click here.

Other types of classes are offered periodically.