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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Italian Beginning Part 1FLI-3718A21 available classes
Ready to learn Italian? Basic knowledge of Italian vocabulary and grammar are taught through textbook exercises, videos, and classroom discussion. You’ll build language skills you can use in travel and business — while learning more about Italian culture.
Italian Beginning Part 3FLI-3718C21 available classes
Ready to learn more Italian? This next level of the Italian Beginning series is designed to help students progress toward their language goals as they acquire more vocabulary, grammar, and knowledge of Italian culture. Students will learn commonly used expressions and more...
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,...
Career Seeking Skills for Translators and InterpretersHRD-3004AW4
Explore the skills necessary to become an interpreter and/or translator. Students will learn the difference between being an interpreter and a translator and have the opportunity to assess their language skills for either industry. They will understand the necessity of cul...
Essential Spanish IntensiveFLI-3701D2
This year-long, intensive course is for the serious student who is motivated to become fluent in Spanish. It combines all five levels of the popular Essential Spanish series into a twice-weekly class and includes opportunities for practice and interaction with the instructor...
French Beginning Part 1FLI-3714B2
Whether you've dreamed of traveling to Paris or simply enjoying a French film without subtitles, this is a great place to start! This first-in-a-series course will introduce you to the language and provide interactive practice sessions to help you express yourself and unders...
French Beginning Part 2FLI-3714E2
Having begun your journey toward French fluency, this is the next step. This second course in our French Beginning series will motivate, encourage, and assist you with everything you need to take your French language ability to the next level. Even more engaging and intera...
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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.