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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Introduction to PodcastingCSP-4000LD21 available classes
Are you ready to learn how to create a podcast? This “behind-the-scenes” look at podcasting will show you a five-phase model for producing an original podcast. You’ll move through the planning process to production, post-production, release, and publicity and marketing....
Introduction to ScreenwritingCSP-4000LC21 available classes
Try your hand at screenwriting – or improve the screenplay you’re already working on! This course covers screenwriting from formatting and story structure to workshop etiquette and festival submissions. Students will begin work on a screenplay that they will develop, revise,...
Italian Beginning Part 1FLI-3718A24 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 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 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...
Italian Beginning Part 4FLI-3718D21 available classes
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 Language and Culture in TV and FilmFLI-3718G21 available classes
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...
Language Acquisition and Adult LearnersEDU-3002C21 available classes
An important part of ESL instruction is understanding how languages are learned. This course presents adult learning theory and theories of first and second language acquisition, comparing and contrasting them. It also examines how personal characteristics and social and sit...
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...
Methods and Materials for Teaching English As A Second LanguageEDU-3002F31 available classes
This course presents various approaches, methods, and techniques for teaching English as a Second Language. It provides students with the theoretical underpinning to determine how these approaches can be used in an adult ESL classroom. The course includes lectures and teachi...
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