ALI, a non-profit organization in Chelsea, MI, plans a wide range of educational courses to meet the interests and requests of our adult learners for winter/spring and fall terms. As always, our experienced instructors create a relaxed learning environment where students can ask questions, share experiences or just sit and listen. And there is no homework!
Winter/Spring 2014 Courses
The curriculum committee is working on some exciting courses for this winter/spring semester. Two free courses are being offered with our partners, the Chelsea District Library and the Chelsea Senior Center. See Winter/Spring Courses for a preliminary list.
Catalogs will be mailed by mid January and a full course list will be posted here along with printable copies of the calendar, catalog and registration form at that time. Registration will be by mail only.
ALI would not be possible without our volunteers. To continue to providing these courses we need volunteers. We have openings for officers starting in 2014 and on our board of directors and committees including AudioVisual, Curriculum, Tech and Web. So if you have enjoyed the courses, please consider volunteering. For more information call 734-433-1000, ext. 7358, to leave a message.
Fall 2013 Class Summary
We have finished a wonderful semester of classes. Thanks to everyone who made this last semester a success - volunteers, instructors and students.See below for an article by the people who review the course evaluations.
Fall 2013 Class Evaluations
Adult Learners - the thrill of learning without the agony of tests. The fall courses were an eclectic mix of subjects, some serious, some whimsical, taught by instructors both knowledgeable and dynamic. One course even included lunch! Here are some typical comments by attendees.
ALI Course Fees
ALI is committed to providing high quality, low cost learning experiences geared toward the interests of adults in the Western Washtenaw community.
You can select from a diverse set of educational courses, learn in a friendly atmosphere and meet new friends with common interests for just $5 per session! Two session courses will be $10, three session will be $15, and so on. The cost for courses that have six or more sessions will be $30. The registration fee will be $10. Residents of Silver Maples, Chelsea Retirement Community and charter members of the Cedars of Dexter have registration fees waived.
Scholarship funding is available for those who would benefit from financial assistance. Please see below.
The course fees are based on the number of sessions per course:
Who We Are
Based in Chelsea, Michigan, the Adult Learners Institute (ALI) provides a diverse selection of quality community-based learning experiences and camaraderie for adults in western Washtenaw County. ALI is a Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) affiliated with the Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN), a group of 320 similar organizations. We conduct our programs in cooperation with Washtenaw Community College.