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AEL Distance Learning

Adult Education and Literacy Distance Learning

Many adults in Texas cannot take advantage of regular adult education services for a variety of reasons: 

  • the learning center is too far away
  • transportation is not available
  • there is no childcare
  • work schedules conflict with class times
  • a student has a physical disability  


Other adult education students use distance learning to accelerate or intensify face-to-face instruction. These students enroll in a distance learning ESL and HSE classes while they are taking a regular class.               

We now offer instruction to students English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) using our approved Distance Learning Curriculum.  In order to enroll into distance learning for ESL, ABE, and ASE, you are required to attend a Distance Learning Pathway orientation at Region 9 ESC Adult Education and Literacy. After students attend one of the orientations, the student will be provided with a username and password to the approved program for their level.  

Distance Learning Pathway with Burlington English

The approved distance learning curriculum for ESL students is Burlington English.  To gain access to this distance learning program, ESL students are first required to do the following:

  • Schedule a pre-registration appointment and an assessment test date
  • Take the Best Oral Assessment for Oral Speaking and Listening Skills
  • Take the Best Literacy Assessment for Reading and Writing  
  • Attend orientation for the Burlington English program
  • Complete 4 hours in our distance learning computer lab on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00PM-3:00PM.


Distance Learning Pathway with Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency

The approved distance learning curriculum for TxCHSE students is GED Academy.  To gain access to this distance learning program, TxCHSE students are first required to do the following:

  • Schedule a pre-registration appointment with one of our navigators
  • Attend a Distance Learning Pathway HSE Orientation
  • Complete 6-8 hours per week in our distance learning computer lab at Region 9
  • Attend instructional class when available