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White Building, room 58
Phone: 919-536-7264
Fax: 919-536-7281

Center for the Global Learner
Durham Technical Community College
1637 East Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703



 


English as a Second Language

Durham Technical Community College offers courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) to non-native speakers at several locations in Durham and Orange counties. Courses are free, but students must be at least 18 years old to enroll.

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced ESL classes are offered. These classes give non-native speakers of English the opportunity to develop their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in real-life situations. Check the schedule of classes below for times and locations.

Specialized courses in pronunciation, conversation, reading, and writing are offered in the afternoons. Workplace ESL classes can be designed upon request; employers can call 919-536-7264, ext. 3226 for more information about worksite classes.

Classes, times, and locations may change without prior notice. Classes fill up quickly and space is limited.

More information is available on the Frequently Asked Questions page  or contact:

ESL Office
White Building, room 58
919- 536-7264, ext. 3228
cgl@durhamtech.edu

All new students must first take a placement exam. Please take the placement exam at the time and location where you will study. Seating for the scheduled testing dates will be on a “first come, first served” basis. The testing process takes more than two hours. We register students in an appropriate class based on test scores and the results of a short interview in English. Do not bring children. Students who bring children to the testing sessions will be asked to leave.

Students should bring the following items:
  • A pen and a pencil;
  • A photo ID; and
  • Date of birth; and
  • An accurate local mailing address.

INGLES COMO SEGUNDA IDIOMA

Durham Technical Community College ofrece clases de inglés como segundo idioma (ESL por sus siglas en inglés) en los condados de Durham y Orange. Las clases son gratis, pero es necesario que el estudiante sea mayor de 18 años.

Se ofrecen clases en los siguientes niveles: principiante, intermedio y avanzado. Busque los horarios y el lugar donde se dictan los cursos en esta publicación.

Las clases, horarios, y los lugares donde se dictan las clases pueden cambiar sin previo aviso. Las clases de ESL se llenan rápido. Los cupos son limitados.

Para más información, póngase en contacto con:

ESL Office
White Building, room 58
919- 536-7264, ext. 3228
cgl@durhamtech.edu

Es necesario que todos los estudiantes nuevos tomen un examen de admisión para entrar al programa. Venga al examen de admisión a la hora y al lugar donde usted tomará la clase. No se permiten hacer cambios de horarios. Los cupos son limitados, por lo tanto la inscripción es por orden de llegada. El examen va a durar más que dos horas. El resultado del examen y una corta entrevista determinarán su nivel. No se permite traer niños al examen. Si por alguna razón usted trae un niño, deberá retirarse.

Los estudiantes deben traer las siguientes cosas:
  • Una pluma y un lápiz;
  • Una identificación con foto; y
  • Su dirección y fecha de nacimiento.

Testing dates and locations are subject to change. For updates, please check this page or call 919-536-7264 ext. 3228 to listen to a recorded message with testing information.

Fall 2014 ESL Testing and Registration in Durham and Chapel Hill:

ESL Testing for Morning Classes in Durham
Para las clases por la mañana en Durham
Friday, August 8, at 9 a.m.
White Building, room 49
ESL Testing for Evening Classes in Durham
Para las clases por la noche en Durham
Tuesday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m.
White Building, room 50

ESL Testing for Morning Classes in Chapel Hill
Para las clases por la mañana en Chapel Hill
Tuesday, August 12 at 9 a.m.
Location: University United Methodist Church
150 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
*No parking at the church.
*No hay estacionamiento disponible en la iglesia.

ESL Testing for Evening Classes in Chapel Hill
Para las clases por la noche en Chapel Hill
Tuesday, August 19, at 6 p.m.
Location: Orange County Skills Development Center
503 W.  Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
Registration for all other locations will be at the first scheduled class meeting.
La inscripciónes para todos los otros lugares van a realizarse durante la primera clase.
Placement Testing Schedule/Horario para los exámenes de niveles:

Summer 2014 ESL Class Schedule in Durham and Chapel Hill

Classes, times, and locations may change without prior notice.
Horarios y lugares tal vez pueden cambiar sin previo aviso.

DURHAM (Main Campus)

Please note:Registration dates are shown for each class location. Exact locations for courses on the Main Campus will be posted outside the ESL office, located in the Nathaniel B. White Building, room 58.
La oficina de ESL va a publicar la ubicación exacta de los salones de clases.
Days Begin/End Time Location
ESL Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4
MTWTh 8/26–11/25 8:25–10:55 a.m. Main Campus

Please register for Durham morning courses at the 9 a.m. testing session on August 8 in in the White Building, room 49.

 

ESL Advanced
MW 8/27–11/24 8:25–10:55 a.m. Main Campus
TTh 8/26–11/25 8:25–10:55 a.m. Main Campus

Please register for Durham morning courses at the 9 a.m. testing session on August 8 in the White Building, room 49.

 

ESL Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 and Advanced
MW 8/27–11/24 7:15–9:45 p.m. Main Campus
TTh 8/26–11/25 7:15–9:45 p.m. Main Campus

Please register for Durham evening courses at the 5:30 p.m. testing session on August 5 in the White Building, room 50.


OFF-CAMPUS   

ESL Beginning/Intermediate
TTh 9/4–11/25 9–11 a.m. ECH
TTh 9/4–11/25 6–8 p.m. ECH

Please register on the first day of the course at El Centro Hispano, 600 E. Main Street, Durham.

 

ESL Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4
ThSu 9/14–11/23 6:15–7:45 p.m. ICC

Please register at 6:15 p.m. on September 14 in the Olive Tree building gymnasium at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 810 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham.


CHAPEL HILL

Days Begin/End Time Location
ESL Level 1a, 1b, 2, and 3
MTWTh 8/25–11/25 9–11:30 a.m. UMC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on August 12 at UMC.

 

ESL Level 4
MTWTh 8/25–11/25 9–11:30 a.m. COC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on August 12 at UMC.

 

ESL Advanced
MW 8/25–11/25 9–11:30 a.m. TBA
TTh 8/26–11/25 9–11:30 a.m. TBA

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on August 12 at UMC.

 

ESL Advanced
TTh 8/26–11/25 12:30–2:30 p.m. OCSDC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on August 12 at UMC.

 

ESL Beginning and Intermediate
TTh 8/26–11/25 6:30–9 p.m. OCSDC

Please register at the Chapel Hill evening testing session at 6 p.m. on August 19 at OCSDC.

 

ESL Advanced
MW 8/26–11/25 6:30–9 p.m. OCSDC

Please register at the Chapel Hill evening testing session at 6 p.m. on August 19 at OCSDC.


HILLSBOROUGH

Days Begin/End Time Location
ESL High Intermediate
MTWTh 8/25–11/25 9–11:30 a.m. OCC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on August 12 at UMC or at OCC on the first day of the course.

 

ESL Beginning/Intermediate
TTh 8/28–11/25 6:30–8:30 p.m. OCC
Please register on the first day of the course at OCC.

 

Classes, times, and locations may change without prior notice.

Los lugares y los horarios en que se dictan las clases podrían cambiar sin previo aviso.

 

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