Plus-50 Lifelong Learning
Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults age 50 or older that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement or explore personal interests. The Plus-50 program has courses that range from such as yoga to dance to Spanish to scrapbooking.
In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County. If you take a course at a location other than a Wake Tech campus, you must register for the course at that specific location.
Partner sites and senior centers
Become an entrepreneur
You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center (SBC) and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor in a free, confidential session any time questions arise.
Retired to rehired
Going back into the workforce can be daunting. You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace – or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. The unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment.
Course details and registration information
- demonstrate an understanding of oral communication skills as evidenced by participation in discussion activities.
- make use of knowledge of US American culture and customs as they pertain to oral communication.
- Stating and comprehending biographical and family Information; stating plans for the future.
- Describing one's current or future job; making cultural comparisons between native country and the US.
- Discussing current events; polite disagreement.
- Seeking out/giving advice; avoiding commitments; sympathizing with the problems of others.
- Describing personal accomplishments; paraphrasing.
- Taking and defending a stand on a current issue.
- Comparing/contrasting humor in native country with humor in the US; identifying sarcasm and exaggeration.
- Student presentations and feedback.
- Attendance 80% or above
- Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 2 - SEF-3001BQ2
- Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 1 - SEF-3001BR2
- Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation Part 3 - SEF-3001HG2
- Beyond the Basics: Advanced Grammar for Non-Native English Speakers - COM-3711F2
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