Foreign Language FAQs
For students beginning a new language, they should register for the beginning level of that language (FRE-111/181 or SPA 111/181). You do not need to take a placement test.
Wake Tech offers the following levels of French and Spanish. Students must complete one level to advance to the next one.
During the drop/add period at the beginning of each semester, spaces sometimes open in classes. Before the start of the semester, the lecture courses (111, 112 and 211) have waiting lists.
Email [email protected] and include your Wake Tech ID number and a copy of your transcript showing the credit received for your Spanish or French classes.
Students who want to continue studying a language that they have previously studied take a placement test to determine the correct course in which to enroll. A placement test is taken only once, and results are used to determine course placement.
Once students begin the language sequence, they are encouraged to continue to follow the sequence until they have met their transfer degree path. Students should meet with an academic advisor to determine how credits earned through placement may affect their transfer status, degree completion and financial aid.
You will not need to take the placement test. Your AP test score will determine where you place, as well as any course credit to be posted to your transcript.
I just took the French or Spanish placement exam but am unable to enroll in the class. What's wrong?
Placement exam scores are keyed as soon as possible. Please check your student email for confirmation that you are able to register.
The Foreign Languages and Fine Arts Department's goal is to have students enrolled in the course that is at the right level for them. During the first week of the semester, students who are placed into a course level that is either too difficult or too easy should email Department Head Melania Aguirre-Rabon at [email protected].
For non-degree foreign language courses, please explore the offerings through the Workplace Continuing Education Division.