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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American Sign Language ICOM-3709B21 available classes
Master the basics of speaking and understanding American Sign Language (ASL) in part one of the four-part ASL series. In this course you'll learn the manual alphabet, including numbers, develop conversation skills, and learn about culturally appropriate behaviors. Students s...
Basic Fiction Writing Part 1SEF-3001I21 available classes
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-3001J21 available classes
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...
Beginning Conversational SpanishFLI-3717Q21 available classes
Designed for students with some prior knowledge of Spanish, this course will help you develop conversational and reading strategies. The course includes group readings, discussions, dialogues, oral presentations, and role playing. Emphasis is on practical, everyday language,...
Beginning Conversational Spanish IIFLI-3717P21 available classes
Develop additional conversational and reading strategies through group discussions, dialogues, oral presentations, and role playing. Emphasis is on practical language, idiomatic expressions and cultural context. The focus of this course is exploring content from the second h...
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Conversation and FluencyCOM-3711Z32 available classes
Improve your fluency and accuracy in spoken English. Students will learn how to express themselves and interact with other people on a variety of topics, in a variety of settings. Instructors will use up-to-date instructional techniques including effective error correction.
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Grammar for Non-Native English SpeakersCOM-3711F22 available classes
Save yourself the frustration of misunderstanding and the hassle of wasted time - improve your knowledge of English grammar. This course focuses on understanding and using advanced grammatical structures in context. Students develop an understanding of their own grammatica...
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 1SEF-3001BR22 available classes
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 for Non-Native English Speakers Part 2SEF-3001BQ22 available classes
Make sure your message is clear to others! Improve your pronunciation, manage your accent, and become more easily understood. Part 2 of this course for non-native English speakers will help you with conversational strategies such as clarifying, correcting, and disagreeing; v...
Creative WritingCSP-4000HW21 available classes
Want to try your hand at creative writing, or improve what you’re already working on? In this class, you’ll grow as a creative writer, constructively responding to each other’s writing in a confidential space. You’ll write from prompts to create plots, develop characters, an...
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