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. 

Dress Sharp for Your Next Job Interview or Event

Career & Employment Resources is excited to repeat the Suit Up event with JCPenney. This is the event offered last year that allows our students to shop for professional attire at a deep discount…up to 60% off! . The invitation is extended to our continuing education students again this year.

This year’s event will be Sunday, February 9th 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the JCPenney at North Hills.

Faculty and staff are also able to shop with the discount shopping pass! No RSVP is required. Simply show up with your Wake Tech ID.

Please see the flyer for more details

Announcing a New Site for ESL Classes – RTP Campus

We are happy to announce that a new site,  the RTP Campus,  will be offering ESL classes  beginning in February, 2020.

Where: 10908 Chapel Hill Rd, Morrisville, NC 27560 Room 117


  • Evening   classes   
    • ESL  Levels 3 /4 and 5/6, and  ABE
    • 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm  Monday- Thursday, from Feb 3 to June 11, 2019
    • Registrations on February 3, 4, & 17 and March 16
    • Contact  Edith Cowper 919-334-1542 or edcowper@waketech.edu
  • Saturday  classes
    • ESL  Levels 1-6, and  ABE    
    • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm  Saturdays, from Feb 8 to June 6, 2019
    • Registrations on February 8, 15 and 22 
    • Contact Robin Abdelilah 919-334-1509 or rmhoffabdelilah@waketech.edu

Updated Information For Refugee Students

Our page of refugee information located under “Student Resources” on the right sidebar has been updated to reflect our newer  “Refugee Outreach Literacy Project“. 

There is valuable information on the program’s mission and accomplishments as well as various ways you can reach the program’s co-ordinators. 

You can also find info on our  Community Partners that assist refugee students and a community resource guide. 

We will continue to add information on this page about current events that can be of interest to refugee students so keep an eye on it.