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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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...
The Keys to Effective EditingCOM-3711LE1 available classes
If you aspire to be an editor, this course will teach you the fundamentals of top-notch editing for both fiction and nonfiction. Ask any published writer and you will hear that a good editor is not just helpful, but essential. If you aspire to be an editor, this copyediting...
WordPress EssentialsSEF-3001IM21 available classes
WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Even with little or no experience, you can quickly build a website or create a blog. By the end of the class, you will understand how to use WordPress features to design a visually attractive website and...
Write Fiction Like a ProCSP-4000DME1 available classes
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 ChildrenCSP-4000DEE1 available classes
Steve Alcorn, a successful, published children's author and mentor, shows you how to touch the hearts of children by creating books for them. Find out how to write for children and explore the changing world of children's literature – picture books, chapter books, middle gra...
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...
A Jump Start to Spanish Conversation Part 1CSP-4000GJ2
Gain confidence in your conversation skills – even if you’re a beginner! This course is the first in a four-part series and is a slower-paced Spanish language course for those who have NO Spanish or other Romance language experience.
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...
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...
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