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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Beyond the Basics: Business Writing for Non-Native English SpeakersCOM-3711E2
This course is designed for non-native English speakers to help improve their ability to communicate in writing in the workplace. Topics include business email, formal/informal language, precise use of grammar, common errors and how to avoid them, business etiquette, and wri...
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 1SEF-3001BR2
Make sure your message is clear to others! Improve your pronunciation, manage your accent, and become more easily understood. Part 1 of this course for non-native English speakers will help you with vowel sounds, word stress and stress patterns, and sentence stress.
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation Part 3SEF-3001HG2
A foreign accent can make everyday conversation a challenge. This advanced pronunciation course focuses on improving your accurate pronunciation and conversational practice.
Business & Marketing WritingCOM-3711GE
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...
Career Exploration of the E-Publishing IndustryHRD-3004CI2
Explore how to take writing from a hobby to a career in e-publishing - books, blogs, articles and magazines. Participants will learn how to organize ideas into relevant content and gain general knowledge on e-publishing. The course will include techniques to help participa...
Career Seeking Skills for Translators and InterpretersHRD-3004AW4
Explore the skills necessary to become an interpreter and/or translator. Students will learn the difference between being an interpreter and a translator and have the opportunity to assess their language skills for either industry. They will understand the necessity of cul...
Certificate in Business WritingSEF-3001HU
Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you’re writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, effective business writing has some specific characteristics. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill.
Chinese Fundamentals Part 1CSP-4000BD3
Ready to learn Chinese? This is the first in a series designed to develop conversational, reading, and writing skills. Each class is developed around a theme emphasizing everyday life experiences while integrating aspects of the Chinese language and culture.
Completing Your Novel – Stuck In The MiddleSEF-3001DP2
Many aspiring novelists have a drawer full of abandoned manuscripts – this course can help! It is designed to help students overcome being “stuck” and move forward with a novel project. They will discuss story structure and how to map the way from first chapters to last word...
Confidence in Public SpeakingSEF-3001JB2
Whether it is a business presentation or an impromptu speech for coworkers, speaking in front of an audience at work can make some people anxious. Improve your ability to communicate with this course, which introduces basic principles of speech communication. Develop confide...
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