Personal Enrichment

Language & Writing Courses

Program Overview

Taking non-credit courses in language and/or writing can provide you with a range of personal and professional benefits, from improved communication skills to career advancement and personal growth.

Explore your interests in Spanish and/or writing.

Learn in a fun, supportive environment.

Courses are offered in the evening for your convenience. 


There are several benefits of taking our language and writing courses:

Improved communication skills: Language and writing courses can help you improve your ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and in speaking. 

Enhanced cognitive abilities: Learning a new language or improving writing skills has been shown to have cognitive benefits, such as improved memory, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. 

Cultural awareness: Learning a new language can provide you with a deeper understanding of other cultures and perspectives.

Personal growth: Learning a new language or improving writing skills can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, providing you with a sense of personal accomplishment and growth.

Program Courses

Student Testimonial

Through the Landscape & Garden Design Certificate, I was able to cultivate the skills and best techniques necessary to properly design and install my own landscape and hardscape concepts. Moreover, I acquired a much more expansive knowledge of local resources, including the instructor’s extensive proprietary plant selection list for our East Tennessee growing zones, which truly made my dream garden outstanding.

Mary Woody, Former Landscape and Design Certificate Student

Meet Your Instructors

Ronald Browning

Ronald Browning has taught UT non-credit courses in Spanish for several years.

Jody Dyer

Jody Dyer, owner of Knoxville-based Crippled Beagle Publishing, coaches authors of all experience levels through the writing process, from idea to published work. Dyer earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at Lincoln Memorial University.

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Explore your interests in Spanish or writing.