Languages and Culture: Non-degree Continuing Education

Connect and learn to better communicate with individuals from near and far with non-credit continuing education courses. Beginner to intermediate classes feature conversational practice and encourage participants to use their new language skills in real-world situations. Courses are taught at several locations in Mecklenburg County, including community sites. For more details about course offerings, visit the Languages and Culture Web page. To register for classes, contact customer service at 704.330.4223.

Language courses include:


International Learning

Test of English as a Foreign Language® (TOEFL) Preparation I (EFL 8050) 
Test of English as a Foreign Language® (TOEFL) Preparation II (EFL 8051)

Languages for Business and Industry

Central Piedmont offers customized language training for businesses and various professions tailored to the business communication need. For information, call the Corporate Learning Center at 704.330.4660.

ESL Instructor Fast-Track Training (TSL 8500)
ESL Instructor Fast-Track Training takes approximately six weeks and is designed for prospective or new English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors in adult basic education, community-based or mission programs. It is a 30-hour, instructor-facilitated online course on the theory and practice of English language teaching and learning for adults. Participants will be able to obtain a certificate of completion and three CEUs in a flexible online format that does not require set meeting times or traveling costs.

Study Abroad

Gain a global perspective through travel and learning in selected programs open to community members. Programs may include studying language in Peru, Germany and Montreal, getting a taste of the cuisine and art in France, Greece and England, and exploring the emerging economies of Brazil and China.

Learn more about participating in these learning adventures by calling 704.330.6167 or visit the Global Learning Web page for complete details.