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.

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...
Instant ItalianFLI-3718BE
Learn to express yourself in Italian! In this course you’ll read, hear, and practice dialogue with everyday words and learn to communicate in a variety of settings. The course will show you that learning a language is both fun and rewarding.
Instant ItalianFLI-3718AE
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...
Italian Beginning Part 2FLI-3718B2
Ready to learn more Italian? This next level of the Italian Beginning series is designed to review the basics as students acquire more vocabulary, grammar, and knowledge of Italian culture. Students will learn commonly used expressions suitable for use in travel or busines...
Italian Beginning Part 4FLI-3718D2
Ready to learn even more Italian? This next level of the Italian Beginning series presents more vocabulary and grammar as well as Italian culture and customs. You’ll be able to use common expressions and more complex grammar structures suitable for travel, business, or perso...
Italian Beginning Part 5FLI-3718F2
Ready to learn even more Italian? This next level of the Italian Beginning series presents more vocabulary and grammar as well as Italian culture and customs. You’ll be able to use common expressions and more complex grammar structures suitable for travel, business, or perso...
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...
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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.