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Advanced Fiction WritingCSP-4000CCE2 available classes
Explore advanced fiction writing techniques with a published novelist. Do you have a story idea but aren't sure how to begin? Do your friends say you write well, but you're not sure how to get started on that first book? Do you have a manuscript (or part of one) that you’d l...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores in TOEFL iBT - SpeakingSEF-3001CB21 available classes
Do you need to improve your score on the speaking portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confidenc...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores on the TOEFL iBT - WritingSEF-3001BY21 available classes
Do you need to improve your score on the writing portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confidence...
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 2SEF-3001BQ21 available classes
Make sure your message is clear to others! Improve your pronunciation, manage your accent, and become more easily understood. Part 2 of this course for non-native English speakers will help you with conversational strategies such as clarifying, correcting, and disagreeing; v...
Business & Marketing WritingCOM-3711GE2 available classes
Write great marketing copy to improve your company's image and your chances of getting hired or promoted. Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for great marketing copy? You may need training for your current position – or yo...
Creative WritingCSP-4000HW21 available classes
Want to try your hand at creative writing, or improve what you’re already working on? In this class, you’ll grow as a creative writer, constructively responding to each other’s writing in a confidential space. You’ll write from prompts to create plots, develop characters, an...
French Foundations 2BCSP-4000DM21 available classes
This is a beginner’s course and the fourth in our four-part series introducing the French Language. The assumption is that the student has some knowledge of French. The course will concentrate on how to read and write the language, grammar and syntax, and communication and c...
Medical Field Interpreter TrainingFLI-3700A71 available classes
This entry-level course helps build skills and confidence for interpreting in the medical field. Students will learn terminology and idiomatic expressions used in medicine, with an emphasis on clear communication. Practice in mock medical scenarios will allow students to use...
Successful Public SpeakingSEF-3001JE21 available classes
Master public speaking! Build your skills in writing, delivering, and evaluating effective speaking in a variety of public settings and situations outside “the comfort of home.” With in-class presentations and practice, you’ll become more dynamic and better able to present y...
The Business of Writing for Young AudiencesSEF-3001IK21 available classes
If you have ever dreamed of writing a children's book or a young adult novel, this is great place to start!. During this course, you will focus on both the craft and the business side of writing books for young audiences. Discover the audience and the market. Develop your w...
The Business of Writing RomanceSEF-3001IZ21 available classes
During this course, we will look at the creative and business aspects of the romance genre, the number-one selling fiction genre in the market. Students will focus on the craft of writing romance through practical, hands-on writing exercises to work on elements like characte...
The Keys to Effective EditingCOM-3711LE2 available classes
If you aspire to be an editor, this course will teach you the fundamentals of top-notch editing for both fiction and nonfiction. Ask any published writer and you will hear that a good editor is not just helpful, but essential. If you aspire to be an editor, this copyediting...
Translation and InterpretationFLI-3700C21 available classes
This general course provides students with real-life translating and interpreting practice in a variety of fields. The course addresses the skills required and the tools and technologies used in translation and interpretation. Students will be prepared for further study in t...
WordPress EssentialsSEF-3001IM21 available classes
WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Even with little or no experience, you can quickly build a website or create a blog. By the end of the class, you will understand how to use WordPress features to design a visually attractive website and...
Writing for ChildrenCSP-4000DEE2 available classes
Steve Alcorn, a successful, published children's author and mentor, shows you how to touch the hearts of children by creating books for them. Find out how to write for children and explore the changing world of children's literature – picture books, chapter books, middle gra...
Writing for ESLCSP-4000DIE2 available classes
Is writing in English a challenge? Many ESL learners have excellent educations, training, and skills in their native countries. However, their dreams of success elude them in English-speaking countries because they cannot write effectively in their new language. Learn whatt...
Advanced Public SpeakingCOM-3711P3
Master public speaking! Build your skills in writing, delivering, and evaluating effective speaking in a variety of public settings and situations outside “the comfort of home.” With in-class presentations and practice, you’ll become more dynamic and better able to present y...
Advanced Spanish Movie NightCSP-4000GA2
Attention Spanish movie lovers! This immersion course – for students with an advanced knowledge of the Spanish language – is an excellent way to practice comprehension skills. In each class, you’ll view a Spanish film, with subtitles, and discuss it in Spanish.
Anger ManagementCOM-3711D4
This course teaches skills and techniques for handling one’s own anger – and provides tips and methods for dealing with anger in others. The course focuses on identifying the underlying causes of anger as well as specific patterns, situations, and anger “triggers” that are u...
Arabic FoundationsCSP-4000GD2
Over 250 million people speak Arabic as their first language. Are you ready to learn Arabic? Get on the right track toward reading, writing, and speaking Arabic. Learn Arabic grammar, vocabulary, and basic rules for communication in Arabic culture in an immersion environment...
Arabic Foundations Part 2CSP-4000GC2
Are you ready to learn more Arabic? This course is the second in a series designed for non-native speakers of the Arabic language. This course includes basic, day-to-day conversation, pronunciation, and basic writing. Review the Arabic alphabet and numbers. Discover Arabic c...
Basic Fiction WritingSEF-3001U2
We all have great stories, be they fun, factual, or fictional. This class helps you recognize the stories in your life by heightening your observation, and harnessing your imagination. It introduces tools for writing powerful fiction. Although we focus on the short story, lo...
Beginning Conversational SpanishFLI-3717Q2
Designed for students with some prior knowledge of Spanish, this course will help you develop conversational and reading strategies. The course includes group readings, discussions, dialogues, oral presentations, and role playing. Emphasis is on practical, everyday language,...
Beginning Conversational Spanish IIFLI-3717P2
Develop additional conversational and reading strategies through group discussions, dialogues, oral presentations, and role playing. Emphasis is on practical language, idiomatic expressions and cultural context. The focus of this course is exploring content from the second h...
Beginning Writer's WorkshopCSP-4000CAE
Get a taste of the writer's life and improve your writing skills in this introduction to writing creatively. If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your...
Beginning Your Novel - From Idea to First DraftSEF-3001DO2
Many people want to write a novel, but most have no idea where to begin. This course guides you through the process, from identifying a workable concept to developing a working outline and beginning a first draft. We will discuss outlining a plot, developing characters, and...
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Conversation and FluencyCOM-3711Z3
This course is designed for non-native English speakers to help improve spoken fluency and accuracy. Students will participate in interactive and engaging practice activities to learn how to express themselves in a variety of settings. Instructors will utilize up-to-date in...
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Grammar for Non-Native English SpeakersCOM-3711F2
Save yourself the frustration of misunderstanding and the hassle of wasted time - improve your knowledge of English grammar. This course focuses on understanding and using advanced grammatical structures in context. Students develop an understanding of their own grammatica...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores in TOEFL - ReadingSEF-3001CA2
Do you need to improve your score on the reading portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confidence...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores on the TOEFL iBT - ListeningSEF-3001BZ2
Do you need to improve your score on the listening portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confiden...
Beyond the Basics: Business Writing for Non-Native English SpeakersCOM-3711E2
This course is designed for non-native English speakers to help improve their ability to communicate in writing in the workplace. Topics include business email, formal/informal language, precise use of grammar, common errors and how to avoid them, business etiquette, and wri...
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 1SEF-3001BR2
Make sure your message is clear to others! Improve your pronunciation, manage your accent, and become more easily understood. Part 1 of this course for non-native English speakers will help you with vowel sounds, word stress and stress patterns, and sentence stress.
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation Part 3SEF-3001HG2
A foreign accent can make everyday conversation a challenge. This advanced pronunciation course focuses on improving your accurate pronunciation and conversational practice.
Characterization in FictionEDU-3001F3
This course is designed to help the fiction writer understand, create, and develop unique characters that are both believable and interesting. Students will examine and discuss popular fictional characters and analyze the techniques of character development. Students will co...
Chinese Fundamentals Part 1CSP-4000BD3
Ready to learn Chinese? This is the first in a series designed to develop conversational, reading, and writing skills. Each class is developed around a theme emphasizing everyday life experiences while integrating aspects of the Chinese language and culture.
Completing Your Novel – Stuck In The MiddleSEF-3001DP2
Many aspiring novelists have a drawer full of abandoned manuscripts – this course can help! It is designed to help students overcome being “stuck” and move forward with a novel project. They will discuss story structure and how to map the way from first chapters to last word...
Confidence in Public SpeakingCOM-3711T3
Whether it is a business presentation or an impromptu speech for coworkers, speaking in front of an audience at work can make some people anxious. Improve your ability to communicate with this course, which introduces basic principles of speech communication. Develop confide...
ePublishing Your BookSEF-79152
Are you ready or almost ready to publish your work? In this course students will learn how to publish their book using popular e-book distribution websites. Topics covered will be how to format manuscripts, make blurbs, make e-book covers, how e-book royalties work, all abou...
Essential Spanish 1FLI-3717AU2
If you have some experience with the Spanish language and are ready to commit to long-term study, this class is for you. Begin your study with this first part of a five-part, comprehensive series for serious students. The series will continue over four semesters. . Experienc...
Essential Spanish 2FLI-3717AT2
This is the second part of a five-part, comprehensive series for serious students, ready to make a commitment to study over four semesters. The series establishes a foundation for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, with emphasis on pronunciation, parts of...
Essential Spanish 3FLI-3717AX2
This is the third part of a five-part, comprehensive series for serious students, ready to make a commitment to study over four semesters. The series establishes a foundation for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, with emphasis on pronunciation, parts of...
Essential Spanish 3SEF-3001BK2
This is the third part of a five-part, comprehensive series for serious students, ready to make a commitment to study over four semesters. The series establishes a foundation for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, with emphasis on pronunciation, parts of...
Essential Spanish 4FLI-3717AW2
This is the fourth part of a five-part, comprehensive series for serious students. The series establishes a foundation for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, with emphasis on pronunciation, parts of speech, communicative phrases, culture, and skills for l...
Essential Spanish 4SEF-3001BJ2
This is the fourth part of a five-part, comprehensive series for serious students. The series establishes a foundation for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, with emphasis on pronunciation, parts of speech, communicative phrases, culture, and skills for l...
Essential Spanish 5SEF-3001BH2
This is the final part of a five-part, comprehensive series for serious students. The series establishes a foundation for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, with emphasis on pronunciation, parts of speech, communicative phrases, culture, and skills for la...
Essential Spanish ImmersionFLI-3701D2
Do you really want to learn Spanish? Then, take this year-long, immersive course designed to help you to develop proficiencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing Spanish. After you complete the course, you will be able to demonstrate competency with vocabulary, conv...
Fiction Writing for BeginnersSEF-3001F2
Have you ever wanted to write fiction – a story or a novel? Do you have ideas, but no sense of how to begin? This course will take you step by step through the elements of a story and show you how to craft them. You’ll learn where to get ideas and how to come up with a title...
French ConversationCSP-4000FG2
Practice French conversation skills through guided, themed questions in various topic areas – and speaking, reading, and listening activities. This course is for those who have studied the basics of French grammar (Wake Tech classes 1A, 1B, and 2A; or the equivalent) and are...
French for TravelCSP-4000CL2
Learning basic French phrases will go a long way to making your next trip to France or French-speaking countries successful. The course focuses on the vacation traveler but is also appropriate for business travelers and those planning short-term residence (exchange students,...
French Foundations 1aCSP-4000CY2
Traveling to Paris next spring? Learn French in this first of a four-part series introducing the French language. This course is for those who have never studied French or have not retained what they learned in the past. Reading, writing, grammar, syntax, and French culture...
French Foundations 1bCSP-4000CZ2
This beginner-level course, part two of a four-part introductory French series, is for students with some knowledge of French. The course focuses on reading and writing, grammar and syntax, communication, and culture. It includes topics such as the weather, family, and vacat...
French Foundations 2ACSP-4000DL2
This is a beginner’s course and the third in our four-part series introducing the French Language. The assumption is that the student has some knowledge of French. The course will concentrate on how to read and write the language, grammar and syntax, and communication and cu...
French Intermediate 1ACSP-4000HI2
Do you know the basics and are you ready for intermediate French? This course is for you. This is the first in a four-part series for the Intermediate French student. You will refine and enhance your ability to communicate in French.
French Intermediate 1BCSP-4000HJ2
Do you know the basics and are you ready for intermediate French? This is the second course in a four-part series for the Intermediate French student. You will refine and enhance your ability to communicate in French.
French Intermediate 2ACSP-4000HK2
Do you know the basics and are you ready to continue learning intermediate French? This is the third course in a four-part series for the Intermediate French student. You will refine and enhance your ability to communicate in French.
French Intermediate 2BCSP-4000HH2
Do you know the basics and are you ready continue learning intermediate French? This is the fourth course in a four-part series for the Intermediate French student. You will refine and enhance your ability to communicate in French.
How to Become a PAID Public SpeakerSEF-3001AZ2
Have you ever had the desire to be a PAID public speaker? Or perhaps you are already a speaker but struggling on how to get PAID more? Regardless of your current speaking level and ability, this course will teach you how to design a speech that is not only worthy of a payche...
How to Write, Publish & Promote Your Book!SEF-3001DM2
Learn how to get published – from a successful local author and consultant! Writing, publishing, and promoting a manuscript requires discipline, know-how, strategy, and guidance. This practical course is ideal for authors in every genre – fiction, non-fiction, children’s bo...
Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Culture Part 1FLI-3717AS2
If you have taken courses in Spanish and want to continue your study, this class is for you. Focus on listening and speaking skills within themed units. Participate actively in class. Grammar and vocabulary review are also included, but class time focuses on productive commu...
Intermediate Spanish Grammar and ConversationSEF-3001HN2
Do you know basic Spanish? Take the next step into Intermediate Spanish. If you have completed a Spanish language series (or a few semesters at the college level), this course will help you. The focus will be on intermediate language practice – both oral and written..
Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Conversation Part 2SEF-3001JF2
Ready for the next steps in Intermediate Spanish? If you’ve completed a Spanish language series (or a few semesters at the college level), this course will help. The focus is to continue learning intermediate Spanish – both oral and written.
Introduction to KoreanCSP-4000AS2
Are you ready to join over 80 million people already speaking Korean? This beginner’s course is for those who have never studied Korean – or have studied it in the past but not retained it. Focus on reading and writing the language, grammar, syntax, and effective communicati...
Introduction to Korean IIICSP-4000CT2
This intermediate-level course includes speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The course emphasizes conversation skills and focuses on listening and learning through everyday dialogue and activities. Students will study advanced grammar and syntax as well as participat...
Introduction to Korean IVCSP-4000CU2
This course helps develop intermediate-level skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Korean. The course includes real life conversations, writing sentences and essays, and watching Korean dramas and television shows. Upon completion, students will be able to conv...
Introduction to Korean Part IICSP-4000BG2
This is the second part of a beginner-level course – for students who have completed Introduction to Korean, Part I, or have studied Korean for at least one semester. The course concentrates on reading and writing the language, grammar and syntax, and communication with nati...
Italian Beginning Part 1CSP-4000BN3
Part 1 of the series is a fun and interactive introduction to basic Italian grammar. The course presents formulas for handling social situations such as introductions, ordering in a restaurant, checking into a hotel, and more.
Italian Beginning Part 2CSP-4000BM3
In part two of this three-part series, your fun continues as you learn and practice Italian. This course covers the development of writing, listening and speaking skills — along with common Italian grammar.
Italian Beginning Part 3CSP-4000BL3
Ready to learn more Italian? Take your conversational skills further by adding vocabulary and practicing grammar. You’ll build language skills you can use in travel and business — while learning more about Italian culture.
Italian ConversationCSP-4000AR2
Develop conversational and reading strategies through group discussions, dialogues, oral presentations, and role playing. Emphasis will be on practical language, idiomatic expressions, and cultural context. This course is for intermediate or advanced students.
Korean ConversationCSP-4000CE2
This interactive, intermediate-level course includes lessons on speaking, reading, writing, and listening, with guidance from Korean drama and film as well as the course textbook. The emphasis is on practical, everyday Korean language. Students are expected to listen activel...
Legal Field Interpreter TrainingFLI-3700D2
Career opportunities for interpreters and translators continue to grow. Start your training today in this entry-level course designed to develop the skills and confidence for interpreting in the legal field. You will learn legal terminology and idiomatic expressions, with an...
Memorization and Note-Taking Techniques for InterpretersFLI-3700B7
Qualified interpreters and translators are in high demand, and the field is growing. This course provides training and practice in memorization and note-taking techniques, which are tremendous assets in Consecutive Interpreting (CI).
Publishing your Comic or Graphic NovelSEF-3001E2
Do you have a comic book, graphic novel, or e-comic you’d like to publish? This course will show you how! You’ll learn how to create a comic, step by step, and how to copyright, trademark, and publish it – including how to market and sell it locally and on the Internet. Whet...
Research Methods for WritersSEF-3001BE
Attention writers! Learn the most efficient and effective methods for researching a writing project – fiction, nonfiction, business . . . even term papers and dissertations. Modern research techniques are boundless. The trick is to know where to look and what to look for. Th...
Russian FundamentalsSEF-3001DL2
Learn the Russian language in a fun and friendly course that focuses on practical use. Designed for beginning-level students, the course consists of conversational Russian in daily situations, from common workplace terminology to ordering at restaurants and conversing while...
Russian Fundamentals Part 2SEF-3001EU2
This course is designed for students who know the Russian alphabet, the main rules of pronunciation and reading, and how to generate basic phrases. The explanatory style of the course is simple and provides numerous examples to illustrate points of grammar as they arise. The...
Sign Language I Part ACOM-3709A3
Up to 500,000 people in the United States use American Sign Language to communicate. Take the first step towards becoming a part of this language community by enrolling today. In this course, you will study the fundamental elements of American Sign Language and its’ cultural...
Sign Language I Part BCOM-3709B3
This course is the second course in a series designed to introduce the fundamental elements of American Sign Language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic expressive and receptive skills.
Sign Language I Part CCOM-3709C3
Have you learned American Sign Language – but need more practice conversing? This intermediate-level course focuses on conversation skills on topics introduced in parts A and B. All instruction and classroom discussions will take place in sign language. Students will be aske...
Sign Language I Part DCOM-3709D3
Improve your American Sign Language skills with practice! This intermediate-level training in ASL focuses on building conversation skills. The course is taught completely in sign language – with no speaking/voicing – and students are expected to refrain from spoken communica...
Spanish Advanced Conversational, Grammar, and Literature Stories ICSP-4000ER2
This course for advanced students includes further grammar study and the integration of literary stories. Each lesson focuses on speaking, writing, reading, and understanding Spanish, with emphasis on pronunciation, parts of speech, and culture. Students will participate in...
Spanish Advanced Conversational, Grammar, and Literature Stories IICSP-4000GF2
This course for advanced Spanish students analyzes grammar and provides interactive practice activities to help students express themselves in a variety of settings. This is the second in a comprehensive series that builds a foundation for speaking, reading, writing, and und...
Spanish Advanced Conversational, Grammar, and Literature Stories IIICSP-4000IJ2
Are you ready to continue analyzing grammar and practice speaking the Spanish language through interactive activities? This course helps Advanced Spanish students express themselves in a variety of settings. This is the third course in a comprehensive series that builds a fo...
Spanish Advanced GrammarCSP-4000CM3
This course furthers students’ knowledge of Spanish grammar and refines the skills they’ve built so far. The course involves extensive practice of grammar concepts with exercises and activities. It is grammar focused but includes cultural information to facilitate deeper com...
Spanish for BeginnersCSP-4000EQ2
If you want to learn Spanish but have no experience, take this introductory, slower-paced course designed for students who have NO Spanish or other romance language experience. Focus on grammar and vocabulary through reading and writing in order to build your confidence in S...
Spanish for Beginners Part 2SEF-3001BF2
This is the second part of the slower-paced course of the Spanish language for students who have NO Spanish or other romance language experience.
Spanish for Construction SitesFLI-3701A2
This course is a practical, non-academic approach to learning Spanish, designed for employers and employees. The program provides an effective way to learn everyday Spanish language skills for use at construction sites. Participants will learn how to speak and understand Spa...
Spanish for Office PersonnelFLI-3701B2
This course is a practical, non-academic approach to learning Spanish, designed for employers and employees. The program provides an effective way to learn everyday Spanish language skills for use in the office environment. Participants will learn how to speak and understand...
Spanish for Restaurant StaffFLI-3701C2
This course is a practical, non-academic approach to learning Spanish, designed for employers and employees. The program provides an effective way to learn everyday Spanish language skills for use in the restaurant environment. Participants will learn how to speak and unders...
Spanish for Social ServicesSEF-3001AP
This self-paced, online course is designed for social workers, counselors, non-profit staff, ministers, and anyone working with Spanish-speakers in an outreach capacity. In addition to basic greetings and general Spanish vocabulary, you’ll learn how to talk about job titles,...
Spanish Immersion Spanish Movie NightCSP-4000AO2
Attention movie lovers! This immersion course is an excellent way to learn and practice Spanish conversation and comprehension skills. In each class you will view a Spanish film with English subtitles, then discuss it in Spanish. The course is designed for students with an a...
Spanish is Fun HybridCSP-4000HB2
Are you ready to learn Spanish, in a hybrid format? A Spanish hybrid course will focus on online learning with classroom time supporting the online activities. This is an introductory, slower-paced Spanish language course for those with NO experience in Spanish or other roma...
Spanish is Fun Hybrid Part 2CSP-4000HG2
Need more Spanish language skills? This is the second course of a slower-paced series for Spanish language students who have little Spanish language skills. Grammar and vocabulary will be emphasized in this course. In addition, this is a hybrid course that consists of online...
Spanish Literature and Film Part ISEF-3001GR2
Reading Spanish literature and watching films can be fun! This is the first course in a series for advanced Spanish students. Each lesson contains a thematically linked full-length or short film and three to four carefully chosen reading passages from well-known literary aut...
Spanish Literature and Film Part IISEF-3001B2
This course is the second in the series for advanced Spanish language students, integrating the study of literature and film. Each lesson contains a thematically-linked, short or full-length film along with reading passages from stories, plays, essays, and poems by recognize...
Spanish Literature and Film Part IIISEF-3001V2
This course is the third part in the series for advanced Spanish language students, integrating the study of literature and film. Each lesson contains a thematically-linked, short or full-length film along with reading passages from stories, plays, essays, and poems by recog...
Write & Publish Your Nonfiction BookCSP-4000CDE
Become a professional author or advance your career by learning to write, edit, and publish nonfiction books. You are 10 times more likely to get published than fiction writers. Whether you dream of becoming a full-time author, writing books to advance your career, or pennin...
Write Effective Web ContentWEB-3000OE
Is your website effective? Would you like to attract more visitors, boost sales, and get better search rankings? You can – with better content! This course provides tips for crafting exciting content that will make your website or blog into an inviting multimedia place for v...
Writing the Fantasy NovelSEF-7998E
Learn about this increasing popular genre of fiction. Now is a great time to become a fantasy fiction writer! If you have an idea for a book or even if you don’t know where to start, this course can help you understanding the world of fantasy.
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