Lifelong Learning

  • German made easy

Charleston Area Lifelong Learning (CALL) provides an opportunity to go back into a classroom with your peers, to facilitate a class or just to learn. It’s a great way to make new friends.
You can choose to be on either side of the desk as experts share a lifetime of knowledge and experience with their peers.

Fall 2021 CALL Courses
CALL classes begin the week of October 12 online and in-person with limited seats.

Satellites – 4 weeks                                   Time and the Universe –  5 weeks
Homefront in America – 3 weeks         Who Done It? – 6 weeks
Poetry Unchained –  6 weeks                 Readers’ Theater – 4 weeks
How American Government was Designed to Work – 6 weeks
Butterflies, Bees, and Lesser Known Pollinators October 13 only.
1944 Battles in Germany – Aachan and Huertgen Forest– October 20 only.

Some will be in-person at the Riley Center and some will be virtual. See the CALL catalog for more details.

Who We Are:

The Charleston Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) is a program offered by the College of Charleston Center for Creative Retirement.

  • Our classes are peer-to-peer and meet online and/or in person at the College of Charleston’s Riley Center for Livable Communities, 176 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston. Parking is plentiful and free.
  • Courses are online, in person, or a hybrid, i.e., a combination of both.
  • Classes meet weekly for anything from one to six weeks and are 90 minutes each, unless otherwise specified in the course description.
  • CALL offers fall, winter, and summer terms.
  • CALL participants pay $10 per course (a token amount to cover costs during the current pandemic).
  • Participants may register for any or all the courses offered that term. They will receive a confirmation with the time, place and a parking permit. If the course is offered online, they will also receive a Zoom link to that class.
  • As a peer-to-peer lifelong learning organization, we are always looking for facilitators with an interest or passion to share. We are now looking for a wide variety of courses for our Winter Term (Feb/Mar).

Register/Contact Us:

Registration is secure and online at  If you have any registration questions, email us at

 CALL is also on Facebook at

CALL Committee Chair Diana Barth can be reached at CAforLifelongLearning
The Riley Center for Livable Communities can be reached at (843)953-6103.

You do not have to be a member of CCR to take CALL classes. You can also reserve a spot in a class by mailing, completing payment and registration on the first day of class. Everyone who registers will receive an emailed confirmation.

If you want to be a part of the CALL committee, are interested in facilitating a class for future terms, or just want to ask a question, Email or CALL Coordinator Diana Barth at