Plus-50 Lifelong Learning

Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults age 50 or older that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement or explore personal interests. The Plus-50 program has courses that range from such as yoga to dance to Spanish to scrapbooking.

In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County. If you take a course at a location other than a Wake Tech campus, you must register for the course at that specific location.

Partner sites and senior centers

Community/Senior Center
53 Hunter St., Apex, NC 27502
120 Maury Odell Place, Cary, NC 27513
323 Lake Drive, Wendell, NC 27591
205 E. Garner Road, Garner, NC 27529
235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587

Become an entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center (SBC) and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor in a free, confidential session any time questions arise.

Retired to rehired

Going back into the workforce can be daunting. You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace – or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. The unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Course details and registration information

Essential Spanish 1
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
280471 Face-to-Face Online Instruction 07/12/2023 08/30/2023 A. Alvarez $70.00 19/20
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Adults ready to learn Spanish through grammar, vocabulary, culture, and communicative exercises.
Start learning Spanish - grammar, vocabulary, and culture - in this fun and engaging course, the first in a comprehensive five-part series. No previous Spanish instruction needed! You'll learn expressions for getting acquainted with others in social situations, and talking about schedules, and you'll understand the fundamentals of Spanish pronunciation.
Course Objectives
  1. Students will be able to introduce themselves and others using common greetings and expressions.
  2. Students will be able to hear, understand, and respond to expressions used to talk about schedules and days of the week.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding to the fundamentals of Spanish pronunciation including vowel sounds and sounds that are unique to Spanish.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Chapter 1: fotonovela, cultura, estructura, adelante
    i. Greetings
    ii. Identifying
    iii. Expressions
  2. Chapter 2: fotonovela, cultura, estructura, adelante
    i. Academic Life
    ii. Fields of Study
    iii. Days of the week
    iv. Class schedules
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
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Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Adults ready to learn Spanish through grammar, vocabulary, culture, and communicative exercises.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Essential Spanish 2 - FLI-3717AT2
  • Essential Spanish 3 - FLI-3717AX2
  • Essential Spanish 4 - FLI-3717AW2
  • Essential Spanish 5 - FLI-3717AV2
  • Essential Spanish Intensive - FLI-3701D2
Course Contact Information
Community & Career Education Staff