• ABE Class

    South Suburban Adult Basic Education's (SSABE) mission is to provide adults in the TriDistrict Area of Northern Dakota County with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to become self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens. All classes are FREE. Classes are offered during the day and evening.

    SSABE Primary Course Descriptions: 

    • ELL Levels Pre-literacy - 6: Learners are placed in the appropriate class level according to their goals and skill levels. In each class, teachers offer students a variety of learning activities and experiences to enhance their literacy, writing, speaking, and listening skills based on life skills, civics, and work related content. 
    • ELL On-line Conversation Class: Classes are leveled and meet twice a week. Students participate in large and small group conversations, work on their pronunciation, and gain confidence.
    • GED: Adult learners are prepared for next steps based upon their goals when entering the program. Learners are tested to determine levels of readiness and are guided towards their goals which may include, but are not limited to, obtaining a GED credential, entering college and training programs, securing a job and career advancement. Learners work closely with their teacher to complete the necessary steps to achieve their goal.  
    • TEAS (Tests of Essential Academic Skills) VI Preparation: We offer classes in collaboration with Inver Hills Community College to provide pre-nursing students with skill-building opportunities in the areas of reading comprehension, math, language usage, science and testing practice and preparation. Fall/ Winter Spring sessions
  • Contact Information 

    ABE Center (Main Office)
    100 7th Ave N
    South St. Paul, MN 55075

    Phone: (651) 306-3632
    Fax: (651) 552-3108

    Jeanne Zehnder
    Community Education Director
    (651) 306-3634

    Linda Jacobs-Buse
    Community Education Facilitator
    (651) 306-3632

  • Class Locations

    Classes offered are FREE and are provided at a variety of times at the following location:

    ABE Center (Main Office)
    100 7th Ave N
    South St. Paul, MN 55075