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.

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.

2019 is Here! Welcome Back

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Happy New Year!   As  we start a new year, we think about where we want this year to take us and what important for us to do. 

We all have different  personal and career goals but we know that being able to use English in our daily lives is absolutely necessary. 

Wake Tech is ready to help you with a variety of ESL and career oriented classes designed to support non-native speakers. Classes are beginning in January but there are registrations throughout the month.

The Central blog has lots of information on our ESL ClassesESL Sites, upcoming Registration dates .  Don’t delay– register now and begin improving your English so you can reach YOUR goals. 

The Star Center, our advising and resource center is also ready to help you achieve your goals. You can find it’s January schedule on our Star Center page

Family Strengthening Class

Families often struggle with finances and it can lead to conflict and stress. Not everyone knows how to budget and other basic money skills. It’s especially hard if you’ve recently come to this country and are not familiar with its financial norms. 

The U.S Committee For Refugees and Immigrants offer very useful 8 hour workshops designed to give you skills to improve your family relationships and your financial skills. There are classes meeting on Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:45pm at 201 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607 

Please contact for Ruth Mufandaedza at (919) 334-0072 ext 4037 for details on registering for the next available opening. 

Please look at the following flyer and the   Family Strengthening Brochure for additional information.