World Languages

Wake Tech offers a variety of world languages, with levels from beginner to advanced. Friendly teachers, small class sizes and online learning options make getting started easier than ever.

Classes are available for the following languages:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Arabic

Looking for a private class for your group? We can tailor our courses to meet the unique needs of your business, church, civic or social group.

For more information, email [email protected].

Course details and registration information

Click on a button to find out what classes Wake Tech offers in each language and how to sign up.

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Essential Spanish 2FLI-3717AT22 available classes
This course, the second in a comprehensive, five-part series, provides a strong foundation in Spanish grammar and vocabulary. You'll build confidence for engaging in spoken and written Spanish. The course requires completion of homework assignments, participation in class, a...
Essential Spanish 3FLI-3717AX21 available classes
This is the third part of a five-part, comprehensive series for serious students, ready to make a commitment to study over four semesters. The series establishes a foundation for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, with emphasis on pronunciation, parts of...
Instant ItalianFLI-3718AE1 available classes
Learn how to express yourself in Italian! In this course, you’ll read, hear, and practice dialogues using everyday words and learn to communicate in a variety of settings. By the end of the second lesson, you will know the Italian alphabet, phonetics and pronunciation, forms...
Spanish Language and Culture in TV and FilmFLI-3717AZ21 available classes
Watching television programs and movies in Spanish is an excellent way to learn grammar and the subtleties of language that are often missing in traditional textbook-based courses. Whether you’re learning Spanish for business, travel, or personal enrichment, this course will...
Speed SpanishEDU-3001FE1 available classes
Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish. This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You will learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you will be a...
Translation and InterpretationFLI-3700C21 available classes
This general course provides students with real-life translating and interpreting practice in a variety of fields. The course addresses the skills required and the tools and technologies used in translation and interpretation. Students will be prepared for further study in t...
Arabic FoundationsFLI-3719A3
This general, basic course in the Arabic language sets students on the right track toward reading, writing, and speaking Arabic. It will address Arabic grammar, vocabulary, and basic rules for communication in Arabic culture in an immersion environment.
Arabic Foundations Part 2FLI-3719A2
Master the fundamentals of Arabic with part two of this series. This course, for those already familiar with some Arabic, will help you master letter-sound correspondences, basic grammar, sentence construction, and social communication skills. Learn how to converse about fam...
Arabic Foundations Part 3FLI-3719B2
This course is designed for non-native speakers of the Arabic language. This course will include basic, day-to-day conversation, pronunciation, and basic writing. Arabic alphabet and numbers will be reviewed and cultures and traditions will be discussed.
Beginning Conversational SpanishFLI-3717Q2
Designed for students with some prior knowledge of Spanish, this course will help you develop conversational and reading strategies. The course includes group readings, discussions, dialogues, oral presentations, and role playing. Emphasis is on practical, everyday language,...
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Frequently asked questions

Isn’t it really hard for adults to learn another language?

Yes and no. Language learning requires quite a bit of time and effort. The busy lives of most adults don't allow much extra time to memorize, study and practice another language. However, the self-discipline and life experience of adult learners contribute to successful language learning. Studies show that learning another language is great exercise for our brains and can result in increased cognitive function. It’s never too late to learn another language.

Can I learn a language on my own with my phone app?

Phone apps can be great supports for learning language, especially when it comes to grammar and vocabulary. However, if we want to develop communicative competence, we need to practice speaking and listening with real people.

Is it possible to become fluent within a few months?

Most people require quite a lot of time and effort to acquire another language. The old adage "use it or lose it" was never more true than with language acquisition. Regardless of age or stage, second languages require lots of practice. The more time a person is able to devote to reading, writing, speaking and listening, the faster he or she will acquire a second language. On average, an adult learner needs approximately 18 to 24 months to acquire basic spoken fluency.

Is there a placement test for any of the languages offered?

We do not currently have a placement test available for any of our languages. If you’re not sure which level to take, we can send you a list of topics covered in each level to help you decide which class is right for you.

Will these classes transfer for high school or college credit?

The classes are all non-credit and will not count for transfer credit.

Can my child take one of the language classes?

Students must be at least 16 years old on the first day of class. Students under 18 must register in person.

How often are classes offered?

Classes begin throughout the year and do not necessarily follow a semester schedule.

The class I would like to take isn’t offered right now. Can I add my name to a notification list?

Yes. If the class you would like to take is not available, click the "Notify me when offered" button to register your email address. You will be notified as soon as a section of that class becomes available.