Free ESL Classes Offered in Knightdale NC

Knightdale Recreation Center. Source: Town of Knightdale NC.
Knightdale Recreation Center. Source: Town of Knightdale NC.

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered at no charge in Knightdale NC, and other Wake County locations, by Wake Technical Community College. The free ESL classes start at a beginner level continuing through advanced levels, and are a part of Wake Tech’s College and Career Readiness program.

Town of Knightdale Recreation Center classes were first held last Fall, and in its first session registered more than 40 students. According to Janine Maldonado, ESL Director at Wake Tech, the Wake Tech ESL program serves over 3,500 adult students a year at 12 site locations with various learning options including morning, afternoon, and evening classes.

All Wake Tech ESL classes are free, and instruction is provided by over 120 part-time and 9 full-time Wake Tech instructors. ESL is one part of Wake Tech’s free College and Career Readiness classes, offered alongside High School Equivalency classes, career readiness classes, and workforce development workshops.

Wake Tech’s largest ESL location at the Beltline Education Center, 3200 Bush Street, in Raleigh offers morning, afternoon, and evening classes, in addition to specialty classes and student instructional lab settings.

Knightdale ESL classes are held at the Knightdale Recreation Center every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30am-12:30pm, for adult learners. Upcoming registrations will be held on January 11, January 13, February 1, February 22, and March 7, 2016, at 9:30am until classes are full.

Knightdale ESL — Spring 2016

Free Wake Tech English Classes

Registration for basic levels through intermediate:
January 11 at 9:30am

Classes begin January 13

Additional registrations: February 1, 22 and March 7 at 9:30am until classes are full

Bring a friend

No Childcare Available

Wake Tech Clases de Ingles Gratis

Inscripciónes para nivels basico hasta intermedio:
11 de enero a las 9:30am

Clases comienzan el 13 de enero

Inscripciones adicionales: 1 y 22 de febrero y 7 de marzo a las 9:30am hasta lleno

Traé un amigo

No hay cuidado para los ninos

The Knightdale Recreation Center is located at 100 Lawson Ridge Road, in Knightdale NC (attached to Forestville Road Elementary School).

For more information, email or visit Wake Tech ESL on the web at


Saturday Classes in Knightdale (not free)

In addition to hosting the Wake Tech ESL offerings, the Town of Knightdale offers Spanish language and ESL classes on Saturdays for a fee. Details are currently posted at, with dates updated for each session.

For more information on the Knightdale Recreation Center, visit For more information on other Town of Knightdale classes and programs, contact Megan Thornton.


Source:  Town of Knightdale

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