Communication & Languages

Interested in learning a new language?

Wake Tech has a long history of offering a variety of language learning options. Whether you want to speak a new language, have a ticket to see the world, or simply would like to refresh your skills, we can help you reach your goals. You will learn from experienced language instructors, many of whom are native speakers of the languages they teach. 

Why should you take a foreign language class at Wake Tech?

  • Taught in a relaxed atmosphere, using an interactive and hands-on approach. 
  • Language learning on demand. We offer courses every semester, even during the summer. Do you have a group of people interested or in need of a certain language? We can offer the course on-demand even if it’s not in the current catalog. We can even offer the course at your location! 
  • Seated, online, and hybrid (in-class and online) courses available.

Browse the language catalog now

How do I enroll in a Wake Tech Foreign Language Class?

Registration is open to all adults 18 and older.  Minors aged 16-17 require additional steps. Registration is available online or in-person.   

Not sure which class is right for your skill level?

Contact: Susan Shostak, Languages & Lifelong Learning
[email protected]
919-334-1536

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Better Business Writing, Level 1: How to Sharpen Your Writing StyleSEF-3001AO21 available classes
Strengthen your writing by eliminating wordiness and writing more concisely. Plan your business documents to save time rewriting. With writing exercises and interactive quizzes, you'll learn the difference between active and passive voice and when to use each - and much more...
Business & Marketing WritingCOM-3711GE2 available classes
Write great marketing copy to improve your company's image and your chances of getting hired or promoted. Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for great marketing copy? You may need training for your current position – or yo...
Discover Sign Language IISEF-3001AAE1 available classes
Learn to build phrases and sentences with the vocabulary you used in Discover Sign Language 1, as well as some new vocabulary. You will practice phrases and sentences by recording your own signing and uploading them for review. Not only that, but you will also continue to ex...
Effective Business WritingSEF-3001EE1 available classes
Do you have a nagging suspicion that a small improvement in your writing skills might also improve your career prospects? Don't let small gaps in your business writing skills prevent you from reaching your full potential! It doesn't matter whether you're a clerical worker, a...
Essential Spanish 2FLI-3717AT21 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 4FLI-3717AW21 available classes
This is the fourth part of a five-part, comprehensive series for serious students. The series establishes a foundation for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, with emphasis on pronunciation, parts of speech, communicative phrases, culture, and skills for l...
Interpreter training for the Medical FieldFLI-3700E21 available classes
This course builds the skills and confidence for interpreting in the medical field, with a focus on anatomy and physiology. Students will learn terminology and idiomatic expressions used in medicine, with an emphasis on communicating clearly and accurately. Students will be...
Italian Beginning Part 2FLI-3718B21 available classes
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 ConversationFLI-3718E21 available classes
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...
Lesson Planning for the ESL ClassroomEDU-3002Z31 available classes
This course shows students how to create lesson plans for a language acquisition classroom, including writing measurable objectives and organizing practice activities. It covers instruction for multi-level classrooms specifically and includes practice in creating lesson plan...
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