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Adult Education

 Adult Education

Hopelink Adult Education classes equip adults with the skills they need to succeed in school, find a job, achieve life goals, and thrive in our community. Classes prepare immigrants and refugees for the U.S. workplace and prepare people who did not graduate from high school to earn a GED or high school diploma. We welcome people of all races, colors, national origins, abilities, ages, religions, genders, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Classes are held at Hopelink service centers in Kirkland, Shoreline, Bellevue and Redmond.

General Educational Development (GED)

Hopelink’s General Educational Development (GED) classes help improve your reading, writing, math and computer skills so you will be able to pass all four GED tests (math, science, social studies and language arts) and earn the equivalent of a high school diploma.

Hopelink GED classes are small so you will be able to ask questions and work at your own pace. Classes are free and offered at various times to suit your busy schedule, and you can begin anytime. Hopelink also offers scholarships to help pay for your GED exam fees.

English for Work

Hopelink’s free English for Work program will help you learn to read, write, speak and listen in English to prepare you to get a job in the United States. You will learn about different jobs, set short- and long-term goals, identify your skills and strengths, write a resume and cover letter, search for jobs on the Internet, practice job interviews and learn about the U.S. workplace culture.

  • Attend class for one quarter: fall, winter, spring or summer
  • Study in small groups based on English ability
  • Meet with an advisor one-on-one to set goals for work and school
  • Do homework on computer and improve your technology skills

Classes meet for 2.5 hours, twice each week (summer schedule varies). Locations include Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Shoreline, and there are morning and evening options. Classes are open to students who have high-beginning to advanced-level English skills.

To enroll in this class students must:
  • Plan to get a job, or attend a college or training program soon (within 6 months)
  • Be able to attend class twice a week (three-times-a-week in summer)
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Not have a B, F, J or M visa

Frequently Asked Questions

We do not offer general English classes. Our only ESL class teaches English in relation to the American work culture for people who want to work within six months. Click this link to download other kinds of English classes.


We can serve individuals who reside outside Hopelink service areas—but classes are only offered at Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and Shoreline Hopelink locations. Click here to find your nearest center.


To volunteer service, a Hopelink orientation and background check are required. Call the volunteer program coordinator at 425-869-6066 to find out times and places for upcoming orientations. Volunteer opportunities with the Adult Education program may or may not be available. Inquire through the website contact form below or call 425-250-3030 about the current need.



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