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  • The Bedford-Sackville Learning Network (BSLN) provides FREE one-to-one tutoring and small group instruction to adults wishing to improve their reading, writing, spelling, math, computer basics and life skills. BSLN also provides FREE GED preparation classes.

  • BSLN will do a FREE assessment of your mathematics, reading, and writing skills, enabling learners to enter programs at the appropriate level. Learners may join any of our programs at any time during the year.

  • Our programs run from September to May/June. Learners may register at any time during the year. Call 902-869-3838 or e-mail for information on joining our programs.

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Preparing for Graduate Educational Development (GED) tests on your own can be intimidating. We can help. Let us set you up for success. We break down the GED study materials into easy-to-manage sections, assess your skills and progress to ensure test readiness, and support your individual learning needs. The GED program will be replaced by the Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) on May 3, 2024.

CAEC Preparation
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The Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) is a new Canadian designed program that will replace the GED on May 3, 2024 for Canadians wishing to achieve their high school equivalency. Like the GED, it is a series of five tests (Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Science). Applicants may still register for the GED and take tests until early May 2024. Please check this page for updates. Learn more here.

Computer Application
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Learners will learn how to use productivity-enhancing applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel. The program covers different features of the interface, shows you how to perform basic tasks, and introduces learners to important tools in these programs and others. 

Commuity Literacy Progra
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The Community Literacy Program is designed to strengthen and build the basic literacy and essential skills of individuals with the goal of furthering their education or entering the workforce.


  • Workshops on basic financial literacy, digital literacy, and health literacy

  • First-aid, workplace etiquette, WHIMIS

  • Soft-skill development (motivation, attitude, self-esteem, time management, and communications.)

  • Essential Skill training in:

    • Reading

    • Document Use

    • Numeracy

    • Writing

    • Oral Communication

    • Working with Others

    • Thinking Skills

    • Computer Use

    • Continuous Learning

One-to-one Tutoring
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One-to-one tutoring in reading, writing, math, spelling, and computer basics. The one on one tutoring program is flexible to meet the needs and availability of the tutor and learner.

Small Classroom Instruction
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Small group instruction in reading, writing, and math with both daytime and evening classes. We also do computer basics in our small group instruction.

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