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.

Announcing A New Evening Site for ESL Classes

We are happy to announce that a new site will be offering ESL classes :

  • Garner Magnet High School

Where: 2101 Spring Drive (Close to Timber Drive and I-70), Garner NC

When : 6:30 pm – 9:30pm  Monday- Thursday

Registration Dates:  April 8 & 9 at 6:30 pm

 

Morning ESL classes will continue to be offered at Garner United Methodist Church. 

For more information: call  (919) 334-1567 or email  luceciliano@waketech.edu

 

Working Women -> This is for YOU

Dress for Success Triangle helps  under-employed and unemployed women in the Triangle by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success and Wake Tech HRD are a special program for Working Women to give them “Tools for Success”.

Please see the following flyer for dates throughout 2019 – You can start ANY time!. 

Note that there is a $70 fee but you may be eligible to have it waived (take modules for free). Please visit Wake Tech HRD  and click the FEE WAIVER RED button.  If you don’t qualify,  call  Dress for Success directly (919.286.2128) to see if they provide financial assistance. 

Deadline Approaching For Application for Hispanic Scholarship

Are you or someone you know interested in getting a university degree?  However paying for college is not easy. The HFS scholarship may be able to help but the deadline for applications is February 15, 2019. 

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

  • High school seniors
  • Undergraduate students (all years)
  • Community college students transferring to four year universities
  • Graduate Students

Award

Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, during the fall of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

OTHER

  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors

For more information visit https://www.hsf.net/scholarship  but remember the deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.

Reminder: Wake Tech Closed on Monday For Martin Luther King Jr Day

Monday, January 21, 2019 is Martin Luther King Jr Day – a national holiday. Observing the holiday, Wake Tech College is closed on Monday and there are no ESL classes. 

Martin Luther King Jr was an important figure in the American civil rights movement and worked for equal rights for all. He believed in the power of ordinary people using nonviolent acts of resistance such as boycotts to influence major social change. Most of all, he believed in the right of all people, no matter their background, to live side by side in our society with equal rights and dignity.

His words still have a profound meaning in our current times and continue to inspire us.