Do you sometimes have difficulty finding the right words to clearly express your ideas? Do you have difficulty reading efficiently because there are too many words you don’t know? Learn to use the power of words to become a more effective speaker, reader and writer.
American English – Building a Powerful Vocabulary
Please contact the Continuing Education office as soon as possible. If you cancel within 2 business days before the first class meets, we will refund all but a $6.00 processing fee.* If you choose to transfer, the processing fee will be waived. Class and material fees can not be refunded after the first session of a course has started.
*(Exceptions: Electric Vehicles and CFP Live Review)
South Seattle College Continuing Education
South Seattle College Continuing Education offers over 150 lifelong learning classes each quarter for everything from Computer Skills to Cooking to Home Repair. Designed to fit into your busy schedule, these classes provide the learning opportunities you’re looking for, along with the flexibility you need. Continuing Education classes are primarily non-credit and non-graded.
Located on an 87-acre hilltop campus in West Seattle, South Seattle College offers panoramic views of the city skyline and surrounding mountains. This unique setting serves as a portal of opportunity for students with diverse needs to meet their educational and career goals. You can also train as an apprentice at our 13-acre Georgetown Campus.
We offer the right degrees and certificates to match your goals, whether you are just starting your higher education, looking to advance your career or try a new direction.
South provides opportunities to:
- complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree program or get your bachelor's here on campus in our new BAS program or from one of our university partners.
- to train for rewarding careers in an abundance of professional/technical programs
- update job skills or change careers
- complete high school
- improve basic skills
A moderate teacher/student ratio at South translates into personal attention for each student. Faculty members are exceptionally well qualified in their subject areas and are truly interested in helping each student achieve success.
About the Instructor
Peter Whelan is a native of London, England but received all of his education here in the states. Whelan received a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature from Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Arts from Oakland University in Michigan. His education was rounded off at the University of Washington. Mr. Whelan has spent over 40 years teaching English language workshops, seminars and courses and holds secondary teaching certificates in both Michigan and Washington.