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.

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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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Advanced Fiction WritingCSP-4000CCE1 available classes
Explore advanced fiction writing techniques with a published novelist. Do you have a story idea but aren't sure how to begin? Do your friends say you write well, but you're not sure how to get started on that first book? Do you have a manuscript (or part of one) that you’d l...
Basic Fiction Writing Part 1SEF-3001I21 available classes
We all have great stories, be they fun, factual, or fictional. Many new writers are fearful of writing or sharing their stories. This class helps you harness your imagination and organize your ideas on the page. It introduces tools for writing powerful fiction. Students will...
Beginning Conversational SpanishFLI-3717Q21 available classes
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,...
Beginning Conversational Spanish IIFLI-3717P21 available classes
Develop additional conversational and reading strategies through group discussions, dialogues, oral presentations, and role playing. Emphasis is on practical language, idiomatic expressions and cultural context. The focus of this course is exploring content from the second h...
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Conversation and FluencyCOM-3711Z32 available classes
Improve your fluency and accuracy in spoken English. Students will learn how to express themselves and interact with other people on a variety of topics, in a variety of settings. Instructors will use up-to-date instructional techniques including effective error correction.
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Grammar for Non-Native English SpeakersCOM-3711F21 available classes
Save yourself the frustration of misunderstanding and the hassle of wasted time - improve your knowledge of English grammar. This course focuses on understanding and using advanced grammatical structures in context. Students develop an understanding of their own grammatica...
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...
Essential Spanish 1FLI-3717AU21 available classes
Start learning Spanish - grammar, vocabulary, and culture - in this fun and engaging course, the first in a comprehensive five-part series. No previous Spanish instruction needed! You'll learn expressions for getting acquainted with others in social situations, and talking a...
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...
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