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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Beyond the Basics: Advanced Grammar for Non-Native English SpeakersCOM-3711F22 available classes
Save yourself the frustration of misunderstanding and the hassle of wasted time - improve your knowledge of English grammar. This course focuses on understanding and using advanced grammatical structures in context. Students develop an understanding of their own grammatica...
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 1SEF-3001BR21 available classes
Make sure your message is clear to others! Improve your pronunciation, manage your accent, and become more easily understood. Part 1 of this course for non-native English speakers will help you with vowel sounds, word stress and stress patterns, and sentence stress.
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 2SEF-3001BQ21 available classes
Make sure your message is clear to others! Improve your pronunciation, manage your accent, and become more easily understood. Part 2 of this course for non-native English speakers will help you with conversational strategies such as clarifying, correcting, and disagreeing; v...
Business & Marketing WritingCOM-3711GE2 available classes
Write great marketing copy to improve your company's image and your chances of getting hired or promoted. Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for great marketing copy? You may need training for your current position – or yo...
Introduction to Korean IIICSP-4000KC21 available classes
With engaging lessons and ample opportunity for practice, this third course in the Introduction to Korean series will help you achieve conversational and cultural fluency. The course includes additional instruction and practice with grammar and syntax as well as authentic li...
Introduction to Korean IVCSP-4000KB21 available classes
Develop intermediate-level skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the Korean language. This course includes real-life conversations, writing assignments, and Korean television programs. Upon completion, students will be able to converse, read newspapers, and...
Introduction to PodcastingCSP-4000LD21 available classes
Are you ready to learn how to create a podcast? This “behind-the-scenes” look at podcasting will show you a five-phase model for producing an original podcast. You’ll move through the planning process to production, post-production, release, and publicity and marketing....
Introduction to ScreenwritingCSP-4000LC21 available classes
Try your hand at screenwriting – or improve the screenplay you’re already working on! This course covers screenwriting from formatting and story structure to workshop etiquette and festival submissions. Students will begin work on a screenplay that they will develop, revise,...
Italian Language and Culture in TV and FilmFLI-3718G21 available classes
Watching television programs and movies in Italian is an excellent way to learn grammar and the subtleties of language that are often missing in traditional textbook-based courses. Whether you’re learning Italian for business, travel, or personal enrichment, this course will...
Spanish Language and Culture in TV and FilmFLI-3717AZ21 available classes
Watching television programs and movies in Spanish is an excellent way to learn grammar and the subtleties of language that are often missing in traditional textbook-based courses. Whether you’re learning Spanish for business, travel, or personal enrichment, this course will...
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...
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...
Beginning Writer's WorkshopCSP-4000CAE
Get a taste of the writer's life and improve your writing skills in this introduction to writing creatively. If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores in TOEFL - ReadingSEF-3001CA2
Do you need to improve your score on the reading portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confidence...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores in TOEFL iBT - SpeakingSEF-3001CB2
Do you need to improve your score on the speaking portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confidenc...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores on the TOEFL iBT - ListeningSEF-3001BZ2
Do you need to improve your score on the listening portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confiden...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores on the TOEFL iBT - WritingSEF-3001BY2
Do you need to improve your score on the writing portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confidence...
Beyond the Basics: Business Writing for Non-Native English SpeakersCOM-3711E2
This course is designed for non-native English speakers to help improve their ability to communicate in writing in the workplace. Topics include business email, formal/informal language, precise use of grammar, common errors and how to avoid them, business etiquette, and wri...
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation Part 3SEF-3001HG2
A foreign accent can make everyday conversation a challenge. This advanced pronunciation course focuses on improving your accurate pronunciation and conversational practice.
Completing Your Novel – Stuck In The MiddleSEF-3001DP2
Many aspiring novelists have a drawer full of abandoned manuscripts – this course can help! It is designed to help students overcome being “stuck” and move forward with a novel project. They will discuss story structure and how to map the way from first chapters to last word...
Fiction Writing for BeginnersSEF-3001F2
Have you ever wanted to write fiction – a story or a novel? Do you have ideas, but no sense of how to begin? This course will take you step by step through the elements of a story and show you how to craft them. You’ll learn where to get ideas and how to come up with a title...
French Beginning Part 3FLI-3714F2
Continue your journey toward French fluency with this third course in the French Beginning series. Enhance your proficiency by learning how to talk about the past and how to describe daily routines and personality traits. Learn the vocabulary of food and how to read a menu -...
French Beginning Part 4FLI-3714G2
This fourth and final course in the French Beginning series completes the foundation of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and listening. The course offers advanced French language concepts along with a thorough review of the series to ensure that students are ready for Fre...
Grant WritingSEF-3001MT2
Learn the basics of grant writing. During this six-hour class, you will learn the basics of writing a grant in a hands-on, workshop-type setting. We will cover the different components of grants, examples include how to set and maintain a workable grant cycle by tracking p...
How to Become a PAID Public SpeakerSEF-3001AZ2
This course will teach you how to craft a powerful signature speech – and how to build a business so that you can get PAID to talk! You’ll learn a five-step process from a professional speaker who has made more than a thousand presentations, in all 50 states and numerous oth...
How to Write, Publish & Promote Your Book!SEF-3001DM2
Learn how to get published – from a successful local author and consultant! Writing, publishing, and promoting a manuscript requires discipline, know-how, strategy, and guidance. This practical course is ideal for authors in every genre – fiction, non-fiction, children’s bo...
Interpreter training for the Medical FieldFLI-3700E2
This course builds the skills and confidence for interpreting in the medical field, with a focus on anatomy and physiology. Students will learn terminology and idiomatic expressions used in medicine, with an emphasis on communicating clearly and accurately. Students will be...
Introduction to Fiction PodcastingCSP-4000LE2
Be part of the "golden age" of audio fiction! Podcasts are a fun and accessible way to tell stories and bring ideas to life - and a great way to reach a large audience on a small budget. "Welcome to Night Vale," "The Magnus Archives," and "Blackout," among many other podcast...
Introduction to Grant WritingSEF-3001DN2
During this six-week course, students will learn the basics of writing grants in a practical, hands-on setting, with the focus on writing and communication skills. The course covers the components of grants, how to set and maintain a workable grant cycle, building a successf...
Research Methods for WritersSEF-3001BE
Attention writers! Learn the most efficient and effective methods for researching a writing project – fiction, nonfiction, business . . . even term papers and dissertations. Modern research techniques are boundless. The trick is to know where to look and what to look for. Th...
Spanish for Construction Part 2SEF-3001OL2
Continue working on the Spanish you need for communicating clearly and appropriately on the construction site. In the second course in this two-part series, you’ll learn practical language that can be used immediately. The course also includes important cultural information...
The Keys to Effective EditingCOM-3711LE
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...
Write & Publish Your Nonfiction BookCSP-4000CDE
Become a professional author or advance your career by learning to write, edit, and publish nonfiction books. You are 10 times more likely to get published than fiction writers. Whether you dream of becoming a full-time author, writing books to advance your career, or pennin...
Writing Effective Grant ProposalsCOM-3711ME
Learn to prepare grant proposals that get solid results for your favorite organization or charity. Preparing successful grant proposals to receive funding from corporations or foundations requires careful research, meticulous preparation, and graceful writing. Grant administ...
Writing for ChildrenCSP-4000DEE
Learn how to write for children! Steve Alcorn, published children's author and writing mentor, will show you how to touch children's hearts by creating books for them. You'll explore the changing world of children's literature, including picture books, chapter books, books f...
Writing the Fantasy NovelSEF-7998E
Learn about this increasing popular genre of fiction. Now is a great time to become a fantasy fiction writer! If you have an idea for a book or even if you don’t know where to start, this course can help you understanding the world of fantasy.
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