Check out New Fall Registration Dates

Our summer sessions are winding down but don’t worry… we have new fall classes for all your needs. 

Be sure to check when your preferred sites will be registering for ESL/ ABE / Citizenship and ESL Online classes. Use our Registration Page  to give you a monthly view of registrations.  Use our Site Location page to find sites, their addresses, hours and contact information 

Hope to see you soon in one of our classes!

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


ESL Distance Education Classes


UPDATE: New Student Registration originally scheduled for Thursday, January 18, am 6:00 pm and canceled because of bad weather  is now scheduled for Thursday, January 25 at 6PM in room 315. We will also have another on next Thursday, February 1 at 6PM in room 405. 



Learn English at home for FREE!

Do you want to improve your English?                          

Do you use email and a computer with internet?      

  • Improve your English skills in reading, grammar and pronunciation
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Reach your career goals
  • Learn at home at your own pace

The class is motivating and easy to use with an ESL teacher to assist you!

New Student Registrations for students who have never been our ESL program before: 

  • Thursday, January 18,  6:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 1,  6:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 22,  6:00 pm

Registrations for current ESL/ABE students : 

  • Thursday, January 23,  9:30 am
  • Thursday, January 25,  6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 6,  9:30 am
  • Thursday, March 8,  6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 24,  9:30 am
  • Thursday, April  26,  6:30 pm

Where :  Beltline Education Center 3200 Bush St. Raleigh 27609, Room 215

 For more information contact:  Hylana Tyler – 

New Fall 2016 Elective Classes at Beltline Center

Following new additional  classes are available to students already enrolled in ESL classes.

Classes Meeting Monday & Wednesdays  from 12:30 – 2:30,   Oc.t 5 to Nov. 21.

  • Building Reading and Writing Skills 1 – Students will be working on phonemic awareness. This would be a great addition for students learning beginning literacy skills  (Room 332C)
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills – This class is for students in Level 3 and 4 who need to improve their reading and writing skills. (Room 342C)
  • Writing Skills for College and Career Success –  This class is for students in Level 5 and 6 who need to improve their reading and writing skills  for work or school . (Room 325C)

Classes Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays  from 12:30 – 2:30,   Oc.t 4 to Nov. 22.

  • Building Reading and Writing Skills 2 – The focus will be on building student knowledge of long vowel sounds  (Room 332C)
  • Pronunciation and Grammar  –  Students will work on blends, spelling patterns, and consonant sounds along with learning and practicing grammar rules. This class is available for students in levels 4, 5, and 6.  (Room 325C)

New mobile ESL library at Highland United Methodist Church!

A brand new reading library is now available for students attending ESL classes at our Highland United Methodist Church (HUMC) location! This new mobile ESL library contains books for ESL level 1 to level 6.  Extensive reading is known to increase students’ knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and American culture, so we are thrilled to have this new resource available. Students attending classes at HUMC may ask their teachers for  more details on how to check out a book.

Thank you to ESL Supervisor, Kathie Baggott, and her daughter, Elizabeth, for providing our students with this wonderful new resource. This project was a part of Elizabeth’s Gold Award project through the Girl Scouts of America.  We are sure that Miss Baggott has a bright future ahead of her!

HUMC Extensive Reading Students

Wake Tech ESL students showing off their books!

Sample of books at HUMC

Some of the books available at the new mobile library


Four New Afternoon Classes at the Beltline Center (BLTC)

* Level 1 Literacy – April 20 – June 24, 2015. Registration is on first day of class; meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30, Beltline Center, room 332C

This class will be taught by Shelley Lee. She will be working with students on phonemic awareness. This class would be a great addition for students struggling with beginning literacy skills.

* Writing Step-by-Step –  April 20 – June 24, 2015. Registration is on first day of class; meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30, Beltline Center, room 342C

This class is for students in Level 5 and 6 who need to improve their writing skills for work or school.  It will include:  *Organization  *Writing Strategies  *Vocabulary  *Grammar  *Drafting  *Revising

* ABE Writing Class – April 21 – June 25, 2015. Registration is on first day of class; meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-2:30, Beltline Center, room 342C

This class if for students in ERV or ABE who need to improve their writings skills for work or school.  It will include:  *Brainstorming  *Analyzing  *Sequencing  *Editing  *Revising

* Burlington English – April 20 – May 15, 2015. Registration is on first day of class; meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 12:30-2:30, Beltline Center, room 224B

This class is for students in any level who want to improve their English skills in the computer lab. Students will work on listening, speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary in English.

All classes are free of charge for qualifying ESL, ERV or ABE students. For more information, call the ESL Help Desk at (919) 334-1501 OR contact Megan Heard,

The Beltline Education Center is located at 3200 Bush St. Raleigh, NC 27609


Civics website – for student use, teacher resource, & lesson planning

Here is a recently-discovered Civics website, with some excellent resources, as well as lesson plans and interactive games.

About the website: iCivics is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources. It was founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. You can read more about the organization here:

Thanks to Holly Williams for this contribution.

100 Fun things to see and do in North Carolina!

This website is from the magazine “Our State,” which produces stories and articles about North Carolina. The website has a checklist of 100 N.C. icons – in other words, 100 things that North Carolina is famous for.  See how many of them you know!  

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Wake Tech’s AEC Proudly Introduces its “Safe Space” Page

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We call the page “Safe Space,” which refers to the training program for educators who want to make LGBT students feel welcomed and accepted.  Although the Safe Space page will be especially interesting to LGBT students, all ESL students are invited to check it out (=look at it) and explore some of the informative and educational articles and stories.

For example, one of the links on the Safe Space page connects you to a list of almost 50 links to articles of interest to LGBT students and their friends and allies.  The articles are organized by topic and each one includes a brief description so readers can decide if the article sounds interesting enough to check out.

We would also like to invite students to submit their own website links of interest to the blog.  More information about this will be posted later.

Please click here to see the “Safe Space” Page.