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.

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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?

Contact Us:

Susan Shostak, Languages & Lifelong Learning

[email protected]


Essential Spanish 1
Overall Quality of This Course
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
235047 Face-to-Face Online Instruction 10/19/2020 12/07/2020 A. Altman $70.00 1/8
236033 Face-to-Face Online Instruction 10/26/2020 12/14/2020 E. Mariani $70.00 8/12
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Adults ready to learn Spanish through grammar, vocabulary, culture, and communicative exercises.
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. . Experience with Spanish or another romance language is suggested but not required.
Course Objectives
  1. begin to learn the language and start to understand culture
Outline of Instruction
  1. Chapter 1: fotonovela, cultura, estructura, adelante
    i. Greetings
    ii. Identifying
    iii. Expressions
  2. Chapter 2: fotonovela, cultura, estructura, adelante
    i. Academic Life
    ii. Fields of Study
    iii. Days of the week
    iv. Class schedules
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Vistas 5th edition and supersite access.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Facilities must have internet access
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Completion of Homework
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Adults ready to learn Spanish through grammar, vocabulary, culture, and communicative exercises.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Complete Spanish 1a - FLI-3717AA2
  • Spanish for Beginners - FLI-3717N3
Course Contact Information
Susan Shostak