Welcome to Wake Tech’s ESL Blogs

From this “ESL Central” blog page, you can link to our other ESL blogs:  English LanguageCivics, Culture, & CommunityJob Skills & Opportunities, and Citizenship preparation classes.  The Teacher Resources blog includes our ESL curriculum, lesson plans, and other useful links for instructors.

At the top of this page, you’ll find information on our ESL classes, ESL sites (locations & registration dates), ESL Student Resources, and Computers and Technology. Other classes for ESL students, such as Citizenship, Career-Focused, and Beyond the Basics (“advanced ESL”) are listed on the right under ESL classes.  We hope you find these pages useful. Please leave your comments at the bottom of any post.

ESL Distance Education Classes

Learn English at home for FREE!

Do you want to improve your English?                          

Do you use email and a computer with internet?      

  • Improve your English skills in reading, grammar and pronunciation
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Reach your career goals
  • Learn at home at your own pace

The class is motivating and easy to use with an ESL teacher to assist you!

New Student Registrations for students who have never been our ESL program before: 

  • Wednesday, October 4,  6:00 pm – 9:30  pm

Registrations for current ESL/ABE students : 

  • Tuesday, September 26, 9:30am – 12:30  pm

Where :  Beltline Education Center 3200 Bush St. Raleigh 27609, Room 215

 For more information contact:  rmhoffabdelilah@waketech.edu ~ 919-334-1509

Summer Citizenship Class for ESL

Our free Citizenship Preparation class will be offered this summer, 2017!

Beltline Education Center (BEC), 3200 Bush St., Raleigh 27609

Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, Room 324C    

Registration: July 15, 2017                                                                                                                       

For more information: rmhoffabdelilah@waketech.edu or 919-334-1509

Do You Need Help with Your Taxes?

Tax season is here and you are probably receiving many tax forms in your mail.  You need to file your taxes by April 15th.  Have questions? Feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? 

Look at the flyer below to find out how to get some FREE help!   

  • To qualify for this service, your salary must be $60,000 per year, or less.
  • You must bring the required documents on the list below. 
  • You must set up an appointment before you go by calling or emailing:
  • Students who can’t go to Wake Tech’s main campus can get help at the Wake County Human Services building on 220 Swinburne St., Raleigh, NC 27610 – near Wake Med hospital.

 

New Fall 2016 Elective Classes at Beltline Center

Following new additional  classes are available to students already enrolled in ESL classes.

Classes Meeting Monday & Wednesdays  from 12:30 – 2:30,   Oc.t 5 to Nov. 21.

  • Building Reading and Writing Skills 1 – Students will be working on phonemic awareness. This would be a great addition for students learning beginning literacy skills  (Room 332C)
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills – This class is for students in Level 3 and 4 who need to improve their reading and writing skills. (Room 342C)
  • Writing Skills for College and Career Success –  This class is for students in Level 5 and 6 who need to improve their reading and writing skills  for work or school . (Room 325C)

Classes Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays  from 12:30 – 2:30,   Oc.t 4 to Nov. 22.

  • Building Reading and Writing Skills 2 – The focus will be on building student knowledge of long vowel sounds  (Room 332C)
  • Pronunciation and Grammar  –  Students will work on blends, spelling patterns, and consonant sounds along with learning and practicing grammar rules. This class is available for students in levels 4, 5, and 6.  (Room 325C)

Workforce Continuing Education Open House

Ready for a career adventure?  Eager to go places?

Come to the Wake Tech Community College Workforce Continuing Education Open House                              Saturday, September 17                                                                                                                                Beltline Education Center;  3200 Bush St. Raleigh, 27609; 10am – 2pm

Explore a wide range of training programs. Many can be completed in just three months, or less!

Pre-register now to expedite the check-in process on the day of the event.                                               It’s all free, so bring a friend!

Open House Activities:

  • 30+ Information booths about Wake Tech training programs and services
  • 15+ Workshops on topics including Commercial Drones, English as a Second Language, and Job searching through NCWorks Online
  • Tours of the Advanced Manufacturing Center and Workforce Continuing Education School of Cosmetology
  • Door prizes awarded throughout the day, with giveaways including registration discounts on non-credit classes
  • Refreshments, and the Wandering Moose food truck
  • Goody bags for the first 300 attendees on the day of the event

College workforce experts will answer your questions about:

  • Prep courses for certificates in cybersecurity, manufacturing, public safety, and more
  • High school equivalency prep; ACT/SAT prep — and what comes after
  • Fee-waived courses for those who are unemployed, underemployed, or returning to work
  • Personal enrichment courses for youth, adults, and seniors
  • Small business startup information and entrepreneurial skills training
  • Our Career Pathways Program

For more information: Natalie Heath  |  naheath@waketech.edu  |  919-866-5840  |  workforce.waketech.edu

Workforce Open House at Wake Tech

Resource Guide for Wake County

This resource guide, from Catholic Parish Outreach, contains information on the following area. It has been updated as of June 2016.

General Assistance, Mental Health/Substance Abuse, Health Assistance, Financial Assistance, Crisis Hotlines, Transportation Assistance, Homeless Shelters, Transitional Housing, Clothing Assistance, Food Assistance, Household Goods/Furniture, Thrift Stores, and other resources.

http://www.cporaleigh.org/documents/ResourceGuide.pdf

Free Citizenship Classes

Fall 2016 Citizenship Classes at Wake Tech

Location: Beltline Education Center (BEC), 3200 Bush St., Raleigh 27609                                                   Time: Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, Room 324 C   Dates: September 24 – November 19, 2016

Registration: 9/24/16 & 10/1/16 at 9:30 am

More information: rmhoffabdelilah@waketech.edu or 919-334-1509