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

Beginning Conversational Spanish
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 142 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
General adult
Designed for students with some prior knowledge of Spanish, this course will help you develop conversational and reading strategies. The course includes group readings, discussions, dialogues, oral presentations, and role playing. Emphasis is on practical, everyday language, idiomatic expressions, and cultural content; with weekly reviews of grammar and vocabulary, and homework assignments for extra practice and preparation for presentations.
Course Objectives
  1. demonstrate improved conversational skills and confidence in Spanish.
  2. increase and expand their Spanish vocabulary.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Introductions and assessment of the Spanish levels
    Oral presentation, discussion, and preparations
  2. Review select readings and topics.
    Work in teams, pairs, and Instructor/Student Conversations
  3. Individual presentations
    Team and paired conversations
    Vocabulary review and discussion
    Social and cultural discussions
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Two courses in Spanish. Complete Spanish 1a-2 or Essential Spanish 1-3 recommended.
Text and Supplies Needed
Vistas, text only
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
General adult
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Beginning Conversational Spanish 1 - FLI-3717B1
  • Beginning Conversational Spanish II - FLI-3717P2
  • Essential Spanish 1 - FLI-3717AU2
  • Essential Spanish 2 - FLI-3717AT2
  • Essential Spanish 3 - FLI-3717AX2
Course Contact Information
Community & Career Education Staff