Vishal Soni · April 22, 2024

March 4, 2024


$0 – covered by City of Philadelphia

Class Description

The purpose of the GED in Spanish I course is to provide adult students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to resume their study habits and prepare to continue to the second level of GED II to obtain their GED Diploma. This course is designed to help those who did not complete regular secondary education or for those who have stopped studying for a long time and who need to reactivate their knowledge and study skills and get on the path to obtaining their GED diploma, which allows them to develop new skills and knowledge that allow them to achieve their goals and improve their lives through job opportunities, access to higher education and develop skills for daily life.

This course offers students training with basic digital skills in the fundamental use of technology and digital tools. These basics are aimed at those who may have little or no experience using computers, the Internet, and basic software. The aim is to equip students with the skills necessary to effectively navigate today’s digital world, allowing them to improve their employability, participate in modern society and access a wide range of online resources and opportunities and above all, be able work on the digital registration process for the four exams required for this GED diploma.

Intended Audience 

Latino adults who have not completed regular secondary school.

Class Material

Study Guide provided by the instructor 

Learning Outcomes

The GED Level I course is expected to prepare adult learners to connect with their study habits, reactivate their previous knowledge, and put them on track with new knowledge and skills so they can continue with the GED Level II in Spanish.

Acquire the basic fundamental skills in reading, writing and mathematics necessary to continue to the second level of the GED II in Spanish that complements more complex knowledge and skills for the GED (Graduate Equivalency Diploma) exam.

Develop basic skills in the use of digital tools to improve participation in various contexts of our daily lives.

About the Instructor

José E. Ramírez Vilela, Doctor in Education. Certificate in STEM/STEAM Education. He has worked at all academic levels during his teaching career. He is currently a professor of education at the master’s level and works as a consultant on socio-educational projects internationally. He has worked for 15 years in the Adult Education Program at the Community College of Philadelphia. In his spare time, he volunteers at a school in the School District of Philadelphia.

Dr. Ramírez is a community leader and organizer. Over the past two decades, Dr. Ramirez has participated in a wide variety of community and adult educational programs in the city of Philadelphia. Dr. Ramírez has worked as a consultant and evaluator of bilingual programs in the bilingual schools of the city of Philadelphia and in school programs from kindergarten to the university level. Dr. Ramírez has served as an advisor to non-profit organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Additionally, Dr. Ramírez evaluates documents related to special education programs at all academic levels.




HACE Hub, 2708-10 N 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19133


6:00 – 8:00pm, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Class Content

STRATEGIES: To achieve learning and meet the course objectives, we will work with the following strategies:Individualized teaching and/or homogeneous groups. TeamworkModelingPresentations written and/or oralVideos and online information search practices.

ACTIVITIES: Work will be done with homework assignments, group work in class, reading analysis, exams, video content analysis , written and/or oral presentations. These types of activities will be carried out in the contents of the four study subjects. They are mentioned below:

Mathematics: During the first hour and a half of each class (during the duration of the course) the student will receive teaching of the basic concepts of mathematics :Basic arithmetic.a.1. Natural numbersa.2. Operationsa.3. Whole numbers.4. Fractiona.5. Reasons and proportions.6. Decimal numbersa.7. Percentage

Measurement and data analysisb.1. Units of measurementb.2 Length, area and volumeb.3 Statistics: Mean, median, probability, graphs and diagrams. 

Basic algebrac.1. Algebraic expressionsc.2. Equationsc.3. Square and cubic rootc.4. Exponents and scientific notationc.5.  Coordinate axisc.6. Positive and negative numbers

Basic geometryd.1. Perimeter and area2. Triangles and quadrilateralsd.3. Pythagorean Theoremd.4. Polygons, circles, prisms, cylinders, circlesd.5. Pyramids, spheres and cones

Language arts: One hour of study to prepare with basic concepts about writing (writing), reading (comprehension) and basic grammar.Reading informative textsComprehension reading with short textsBasic writing and writing of short paragraphs.Basic grammatical rules applicable in writing and language mechanics

Science: Studentswill analyze texts of sciences, they will interpret graphs and natural processes. Life sciences (basic)a.1. The human body and health.2. Life and energy (food and calories, photosynthesis, etc.).a.3. Energy flows in ecosystems (food chains, predators and prey, etc.). a.4. Organization of life (cells, organs, body systems, etc.). a.5. Molecular bases of genetic inheritance (DNA, etc.).

Physical sciences (basic)b.1. heat, temperature, flow and heat transfer.b.2. Chemical reactions and vital processes that generate or use heatb.3. Types and sources of energy such as the sun and fuelsb.4. Speed, speed, acceleration, momentum and collisions.b.5. Force and gravityb.6. Matter and its structure (atoms and molecules). b.7. properties of matter and density

Earth and space sciences (basic) c.1. Interactions between living beings and. not living on earthc.2. Natural disastersc.3. Natural resources and how to preserve them: Water, food, fuel, clean energy, etc.c.4. The atmosphere and oceansc.5. Planet Earth and the movement of the solar systemc.6. The solo, the planets, the moon, asteroids, etc.
Social Studies: Readings and basic content analysis in:Civic and governmental education a.1. Types of governmentsa.2. Democracy and politics a.3 Government structure: Judicial, legislative and executive a.4. Individual responsibilities and rightsa.5. Politics in the United States

History of the United Statesb.1. The Constitution of the United Statesb.2. The war of independenceb.3. The civil war and reconstruction b.4. Civil rightsb.5. Europe in Americab.6. The cold warb.7. The domestic and international politics of the United States.

Economy (at the personal and government level)c.1. The economy in the United Statesc.2. Market economies, incentives; supply and demand, investments, etc.c.3. Microeconomics and macroeconomics.c.4. Consumer economy and capitalismc.5. Personal economy: investments, bank accounts, savings, etc.

Local and world geographyd.1. United States since its beginningsd.2. Environment and development of societyd.3 Borders and map studiesd.4. Migrations in the United States and worldwide d.5. International agreements such as: asylum application

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