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]

919-334-1536

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Spanish for BeginnersCSP-4000EQ21 available classes
If you want to learn Spanish but have no experience, take this introductory, slower-paced course designed for students who have NO Spanish or other romance language experience. Focus on grammar and vocabulary through reading and writing in order to build your confidence in S...
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What's the single biggest difference between professional authors and novices? Professionals know how to structure novels and stories for maximum dramatic effect. This course helps you develop the same story structuring skills the pros use. You'll understand how your passion...
Writing for ESLCSP-4000DIE1 available classes
Is writing in English a challenge? Many ESL learners have excellent educations, training, and skills in their native countries. However, their dreams of success elude them in English-speaking countries because they cannot write effectively in their new language. Learn whatt...
Advanced Fiction WritingCSP-4000CCE
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...
Advanced Grant Proposal WritingCOM-3711PE
Do you know the best way to present information in a grant proposal? In this course, an experienced grant-writer will show you how to research and write winning proposals that get funded. You'll become proficient in the proposal format used by the vast majority of public fou...
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