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.   

ESL Registration

Wake Tech ESL Registration for Summer 2020 has closed.  
We will offer online registrations again in September 2020.

Things To Know About ESL Registration:

  • All ESL classes are now online.  We offer virtual classes and hybrid options.  
  • New student registrations will begin September 17th, 2020.
  • For more information, call (919) 334-1501
  • ESL class seats are limited and in high demand.
  • English level will be assessed at registration.

Food Distribution Sites and COVID-19 “Hotline” Information

Here are 2 resources for anyone with food insecurities. This is a very recent and updated list of Food Pantries and their current hours of operation.

Also, here is a link from Wake County Public Schools with a list of locations, addresses, and times for FREE lunch pickup. Students do NOT have to be present and NO ID is required. 

There is also a “hotline” that people can call. NC 2-1-1 can help people with health and human services needs including food, shelter, and much more. For COVID-19 resources, assistance, and updates, residents can just call 2-1-1 (TTY 888-892-1162) or text COVIDNC to 898211.

NC 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and resources are available in most languages. NC 2-1-1 cannot provide direct medical services and COVID-19 can only be diagnosed by a health care professional.

WCPSS – Food Distribution Sites Information

The Wake County Public School System has worked with community groups to set up sites  where students can pick up free meals to eat while schools are closed due to the coronavirus threat.

The majority of sites are for all children aged 18 and under but some food distribution sites are available for anyone. You will not be required to show ID and children do not have to be present with you to pick up food.

For details please  click on Food Distribution Sites.