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

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Advanced Public SpeakingSEF-3001JE2
Master public speaking! Build your skills in writing, delivering, and evaluating effective speaking in a variety of public settings and situations outside “the comfort of home.” With in-class presentations and practice, you’ll become more dynamic and better able to present y...
Advanced Spanish Movie NightCSP-4000GA2
Attention Spanish movie lovers! This immersion course – for students with an advanced knowledge of the Spanish language – is an excellent way to practice comprehension skills. In each class, you’ll view a Spanish film, with subtitles, and discuss it in Spanish.
American Sign Language IICOM-3709C2
Continue to develop your abilities in American Sign Language in part two of the ASL series. Lessons cover recognition and demonstration of more sophisticated grammar in ASL, with a focus on increasing fluency and accuracy. Students will also continue to expand cultural aware...
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 FoundationsCSP-4000GD2
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...
Arabic Foundations Part 2CSP-4000GC2
Are you ready to learn more Arabic? This course is the second in a series designed for non-native speakers of the Arabic language. This course includes basic, day-to-day conversation, pronunciation, and basic writing. Review the Arabic alphabet and numbers. Discover Arabic c...
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...
Becoming a Grant Writing ConsultantCOM-3711QE
Good grant writing consultants are always in demand! Become an expert in the red-hot grant consulting field. Your instructor, a national grant consultant, will teach you what services to offer, how to find clients, and how to set fees for your own home-based business. Use yo...
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