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: Susan Shostak, Languages & Lifelong Learning
[email protected]
919-334-1536

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Mystery WritingCSP-4000CBE1 available classes
Do you want to be on the next NY Times Best Seller list? This course uses vivid examples from bestselling mystery novels to teach you techniques for becoming a successful mystery author. Mysteries are the hot item on today’s bestseller lists – from Dan Brown to Dennis Lehane...
Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Grammar to English Language LearnersEDU-3002F22 available classes
English grammar can be a challenge – for both students seeking mastery and for instructors trying to explain rules and their exceptions. Whether you are tutoring, teaching overseas, or working in a community college, this course will give you the tools to become a successful...
Spanish Intermediate Part 2FLI-3717U31 available classes
This course is the second intermediate-level course in the series. The course will further students’ Spanish language skills through writing, reading, presentations, and in-class conversations. Homework and class participation are keys to the building and reinforcement of l...
Teaching Pronunciation to English Language LearnersEDU-3002E31 available classes
Embrace the challenges of teaching pronunciation in an adult ESL classroom. Learn why it’s important, and how to incorporate phonetic practice into other activities. Find out how to identify students' needs and learn practice activities. You will plan and present a pronuncia...
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...
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...
American Sign Language ICOM-3709B2
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...
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...
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