Dual Language Learners

Literacy Council of Wake County: English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Literacy Council of Wake County offers English classes to non-native English speakers who seek to overcome the language barrier by learning to read, write, and speak English. ESL students meet in small group classes (two to five students) to gain the knowledge and confidence necessary to navigate an English-speaking world. Students and tutors work together to master new vocabulary, sharpen listening comprehension and acquire experience to communicate effectively in English.

Wake Technical Community College: Basic Skills Classes

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at Wake Technical Community College offer students opportunities to increase their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The classes assist students in pre-employment preparation, community interaction, cultural enrichment and professional advancement. There is no charge for ESL classes and students may enroll at each site until classes are full.


The development of a child's brain holds the key to the child's future. Although the "first years last forever" in terms of the rapid development of young children's brains, the actual first years of a child's life go by very quickly. So touch, talk, read, smile, sing, count and play with your children. It does more than make both of you feel good. It helps a child's brain develop and nourishes the child's potential for a lifetime.