Communication & Languages

"To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world." – Chinese proverb

What would learning a second or foreign language mean to you?

  • Career enhancement
  • Travel to other countries
  • Connecting with speakers of other languages
  • Engaging with other cultures
  • Improved cognitive function

Wake Tech has a long history of offering a variety of language-learning options. Whether you are just starting your language journey or an advanced learner looking for a new challenge, we can help you reach your goals. 

Looking for a private class for your group? We can tailor courses to meet the unique needs of your business, church, civic or social group.

The classes are all non-credit and will not transfer to meet high school or college foreign language requirements. However, many of the classes do provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for teachers and will count as academic credit for those on J1 visas.

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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...
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 Writer's WorkshopSEF-3001ABE
Some of the best works of fiction and nonfiction were crafted in a writer's workshop. This online course will help you write your own creative piece. Like a true writing workshop, you will learn literary techniques, peer review a classmate's work, and receive constructive cr...
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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