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What program could prepare my ESL students for GED material?


Area of Concern: Help with all Subjects

Submitted by: Teacher

Grade Level: ESL Students

Competency: Below Level

We have a few ESL students, and we don’t know what to do with them. None are college bound. They don’t really have academic goals beyond our program. Though they’re too advanced to be in ESL classes, their reading and writing skills are still remedial. Their needs involve job-related reading and writing. We are putting them in GED classes. What software could help them make this huge transition?



Merit Software often helps students and instructors in adult education and workforce settings. ESL students joining GED classes need extra help understanding skill-related questions and answers.
It might be useful for your ESL students to practice their reading and writing skills first by using the reading and writing lessons in the English Basic Intermediate Skills Pack followed by the GED Prep Bundle.  Specifically, working on Reading Skill Builder and Grammar Fitness Basic and Intermediate.
There are hundreds of critical-thinking and problem-solving activities that ESL students can try at their own pace, as well as content that relate reading and writing to workforce communication skills.  Lessons in the Intermediate Skills Pack go from a 5th through 8th grade level. The GED Prep Bundle starts at an 8th grade level.

Merit Software's Solutions lists many more programs can help with your educational success. For a complete list, please visit Merit Solutions.

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