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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American Sign Language IIICOM-3709D2
Take your American Sign Language abilities to the next level in part three of the ASL series. Lessons cover recognition and demonstration of more advanced grammar in ASL, with a focus on increasing fluency and accuracy in the use of narratives. Students are encouraged to th...
American Sign Language IVCOM-3709E2
Achieve advanced fluency and accuracy in American Sign Language in part four of the ASL series. Lessons cover recognition and demonstration of advanced grammar in ASL, as well as cultural norms for conversation and story-telling. Students are expected to participate in socia...
Arabic Foundations Part 3FLI-3719B2
This course is designed for non-native speakers of the Arabic language. This course will include basic, day-to-day conversation, pronunciation, and basic writing. Arabic alphabet and numbers will be reviewed and cultures and traditions will be discussed.
Basic Fiction WritingSEF-3001U2
We all have great stories, be they fun, factual, or fictional. This class helps you recognize the stories in your life by heightening your observation, and harnessing your imagination. It introduces tools for writing powerful fiction. Although we focus on the short story, lo...
Basic Fiction Writing Part 1SEF-3001I2
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...
Basic Fiction Writing Part 2SEF-3001J2
This course helps you finish your story. So often we start projects and can’t seem to sustain them to THE END of the story. Building on the skills you learned in Basic Fiction Writing 1, this class will help you polish and enhance your writing. Each class meeting will includ...
Becoming a Grant Writing ConsultantCOM-3711QE
Good grant writing consultants are always in demand! Become an expert in the red-hot grant consulting field. Your instructor, a national grant consultant, will teach you what services to offer, how to find clients, and how to set fees for your own home-based business. Use yo...
Beginner's Guide to Getting PublishedCSP-4000DGE
A successful, published writer shows you how to build credibility so that you can get your book or articles published. Do you know the five most common reasons manuscripts are rejected—sometimes instantly, without ever being read? Do you know how to correctly format and subm...
Beginning Writer's WorkshopCSP-4000CAE
Get a taste of the writer's life and improve your writing skills in this introduction to writing creatively. If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your...
Beginning Your Novel - From Idea to First DraftSEF-3001DO2
Many people want to write a novel, but most have no idea where to begin. This course guides you through the process, from identifying a workable concept to developing a working outline and beginning a first draft. We will discuss outlining a plot, developing characters, and...
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