New Spring TOEFL Classes

If you are an advanced English Student and are planning to take the TOEFL exam, these two courses can help you and are offered this spring.   Click on the TOEFL Prep page to get instructions on how to register. If you have questions or problems, please contact Michael Langer:


  • May 16- June 29
  • Monday and Wednesday  =>  3:15- 5:45PM    Bldg. C- Rm 422  North Campus

This course will prepare the students to take the TOEFL iBT test and improve their scores by sharpening their listening and speaking competencies and improving their reading and writing skills. It will teach strategies that are necessary to get better scores such as outlining, note-taking, synthesizing, summarizing and paraphrasing. There will be diagnostic tests and practice tests


BETTER SCORES IN TOEFL: Speaking & Writing – Course 160030

  • May 17- June 9
  • Tuesday and Thursday  => 3:15- 5:45 PM   Bldg.C Rm 422- North Campus

This course offers skills and strategies for achieving a higher score on the TOEFL iBT. It also includes multiple practice tests in speaking and writing

Class: Job Search Basics for Newcomers to the U.S.

The class Job Search Basics for Newcomers to the U.S. will be held at West Campus during the week of Oct 6 – 10 (M, T, W, F) from 1:30 – 4:30 in room 111. This class is designed for those students who do not have a high level of English or are not familiar with the U.S. job searching process. The class covers interviewing, reading and understanding job descriptions and advertisements, networking and labor laws.   Click here for a sample of other HRD classes (job skills training). Classes are starting soon. To register and reserve a seat, go to or call: 919-532-5696. 

ESL Early Childhood Education class

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – Thursday, November 6, 2014

Is English NOT your first language? Do you work with or want to work with children? This class will provide you with information about Early Childhood Education and provide you the English skills you need to continue your education in this field.

                     Class meets Tuesday and Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 pm, 9/23/14-11/6/14                                           3434 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518 Western Wake Campus, Room 120                        

  Students must be currently enrolled in Advanced ESL or ERV.  Space is limited to 20 students.   


photo by crimfants, Attr 2.0 Gen (CC BY 2.0)

The focus of the class will be on speaking, listening as well as vocabulary, writing and reading related to Early Childhood Education.  You will learn:

  • Early Childhood related vocabulary
  • Rules and regulations for teaching children 0-5 years old
  • Working in a state licensed day care center
  • Working in an in-home day care
  • Working in a church/pre-school
  • Working as a hired baby sitter of young children

For more information contact:


Introduction to Medical Terminology Preparation Class

This class is for ESL Level 5/6 and ERV students.

You will learn the language of health care:

  • Vocabulary
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols

Emphasis is placed on increasing working knowledge of medical terminology, including an understanding of prefixes, suffixes, root words and medical terms.

This is a preparation class that leads to Career-Focused Classes.

Location:  Fuquay Varina United Methodist Church – 100 Judd Parkway, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

Days/Times: Monday and Tuesday from 1:30pm-3:30pm

Registration: September 9th & 29th at 1:30pm

Class meets from September 9 – December 2

Contact Robin Hoff Abdelilah for more information at

or call (919)334-1509

Career Awareness Class

This class is for high level students who have tested out of ESL, but need to increase their English business literacy and job skills. Class information is centered on career exploration and job search preparation.

  • Career Exploration
  • Career & Education Planning
  • Resume Writing
  • Job Search Skills (techniques)
  • Interview Preparation
  • American Workplace Culture
  • and MORE!

Millbrook High School – 2201 Spring Forest Rd. Raleigh

Monday-Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm

Registrations: 9/2, 9/3, 9/22, & 10/6

For more information, contact Lisa Uribe Ceciliano, – (919) 334-1567

Wake Tech’s TOEFL classes – Fall 2014

Wake Tech plans to have two TOEFL classes running this fall, 2014. These courses are for ADVANCED English learners, especially those who wish to attend university in the U.S.

TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language. See this site  for more information:

*If you have any questions regarding registering for a continuing education class contact or call 919-866-5800 or 919-335-1044.

You may also contact one of the course instructors, Emma Dempsey, at

NOTE: If too few students register, these classes will not run.


Unemployed? Learn job skills with Wake Tech HRD classes.

Are you unemployed? Or “under-employed”?    Wake Tech HRD (Human Resources Development) classes can help you learn important job skills while you are looking for work.  These classes are aimed at native English speakers, but they will also be useful for advanced ESL students.

To see the most recent list of classes, go to the Wake Tech HRD website: 

If you are unemployed, or underemployed, you may be able to take certain Wake Tech classes at no cost.  The Human Resources Development (HRD) classes are fee-waived (FREE) for those who qualify.   **CALL or EMAIL them now if you want to attend one of their classes.

For more information visit   or call  919-532-5696 or


Information about Continuing Education at Wake Tech

We hope that, as you learn English, you will consider taking classes in other subjects to prepare yourself for higher paying jobs and a better life.  Whether you are ready to take these classes very soon or much later, it is a good idea to search school websites to learn about your options.

At Wake Technical Community College, we offer a wide variety of academic and career readiness programs. Check our Highland (HUMC) blog for more posts about this in the future.  First, try to get familiar with the websites, and try to find information about affordable GED classes, associate degree programs, or certificate programs for jobs that interest you.

For more information about GED classes at Wake Technical Community College, click here.

If you are considering getting a 4-year degree, a masters degree, or a doctorate in the United States, two local public universities are North Carolina State University and the University of Chapel Hill. There are also many smaller universities in the area, such as Shaw and NC Central. For a list of public and private universities in Raleigh and Durham, see the VisitRaleigh website.

Thank you to Diana for this information. You can see her blog at HUMC. One of her most recent posts contains answers to student questions about the GED.

“Link to College” Information

This information is for advanced ESL students working on their GED.

The Link to College program is a six-week college preparation course for GED and Adult High School eligible graduates to increase college success. Students are eligible for Link to College once they have signed up for their last GED exam.

Orientation will take place on Tuesday, January 10 at 2:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. at the Adult Education Center, room 116.

Interested students should contact:

Kathryn Allen ( or 919-334-1565 to get additional information or to RSVP to the orientation.