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
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • 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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Intermediate Conversational Spanish IIFLI-3717AY2
Ready for the next steps in Spanish conversation? For students who have had experience with Spanish conversation in classroom or social settings, this course will help take you to the next level. Improve your listening and speaking ability and acquire the vocabulary and gram...
Introduction to KoreanCSP-4000AS2
Are you ready to join over 80 million people already speaking Korean? This beginner’s course is for those who have never studied Korean – or have studied it in the past but not retained it. Focus on reading and writing the language, grammar, syntax, and effective communicati...
Introduction to Korean IIICSP-4000KC2
With engaging lessons and ample opportunity for practice, this third course in the Introduction to Korean series will help you achieve conversational and cultural fluency. The course includes additional instruction and practice with grammar and syntax as well as authentic li...
Introduction to Korean IVCSP-4000KB2
Develop intermediate-level skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the Korean language. This course includes real-life conversations, writing assignments, and Korean television programs. Upon completion, students will be able to converse, read newspapers, and...
Introduction to Korean Part IICSP-4000BG2
Take your Korean language skill to the next level with this second in the Introduction to Korean series. Interesting and engaging lessons give you the tools you need to improve your ability to read, write, speak, and listen. Learn specific language functions through dialog...
Italian Beginning Part 3FLI-3718C2
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...
Italian ConversationFLI-3718E2
Develop conversation skills with practice - in group discussions, dialogues, oral presentations, and role plays. This course emphasizes practical language, idiomatic expressions, and cultural context and is designed to build conversational fluency beyond the basic level. It...
Italian Language and Culture in TV and FilmFLI-3718G2
Watching television programs and movies in Italian 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 Italian for business, travel, or personal enrichment, this course will...
Korean ConversationCSP-4000CE2
This interactive, intermediate-level course includes lessons on speaking, reading, writing, and listening, with guidance from Korean drama and film as well as the course textbook. The emphasis is on practical, everyday Korean language. Students are expected to listen activel...
Memorization and Note-Taking Techniques for InterpretersFLI-3700B7
Qualified interpreters and translators are in high demand, and the field is growing. This course provides training and practice in memorization and note-taking techniques, which are tremendous assets in Consecutive Interpreting (CI).
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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.