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! Request group training now. 
  • 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? Come to an Information Session!

Attendance at an information session is not required, but a great place to ask those questions you always wanted to know before signing up. 

FACE-TO-FACE ORIENTATION -  7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at the Northern Wake Campus
(Can't make a face-to-face session? Contact us to receive program materials by email.)

CONTACT US:

Mike Langer, Languages & Lifelong Learning, Director

Course Details & Registration Information

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Advanced Fiction WritingCSP-4000CCE2 available classes
Explore advanced fiction writing techniques with a published novelist. Do you have a story idea but aren't sure how to begin? Do your friends say you write well, but you're not sure how to get started on that first book? Do you have a manuscript (or part of one) that you’d l...
Arabic FoundationsCSP-4000GD21 available classes
Over 250 million people speak Arabic as their first language. Are you ready to learn Arabic? Get on the right track toward reading, writing, and speaking Arabic. Learn Arabic grammar, vocabulary, and basic rules for communication in Arabic culture in an immersion environment...
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,...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores in TOEFL - ReadingSEF-3001CA21 available classes
Do you need to improve your score on the reading portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confidence...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores in TOEFL iBT - SpeakingSEF-3001CB21 available classes
Do you need to improve your score on the speaking portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confidenc...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores on the TOEFL iBT - WritingSEF-3001BY21 available classes
Do you need to improve your score on the writing portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confidence...
Business & Marketing WritingCOM-3711GE2 available classes
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 Seeking Skills for Translators and InterpretersHRD-3004AW41 available classes
This course will 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...
Designing Effective Language Practice ActivitiesSEF-3001ET21 available classes
Experienced instructors know that the best lessons still need a little something extra! This course will give you tools for creating quick warm-ups, vocabulary reviews, and transitional activities. You’ll learn how to create a communicative language practice activity (from s...
Essential Spanish 1FLI-3717AU21 available classes
If you have some experience with the Spanish language and are ready to commit to long-term study, this class is for you. Begin your study with this first part of a five-part, comprehensive series for serious students. The series will continue over four semesters. . Experienc...
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