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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:

Center for the Global Learner
White Building, room 58
919- 536-7264
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:

Center for the Global Learner
White Building, room 58
919- 536-7264
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.

Spring 2015 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, December 5, at 9 a.m.
White Building (building 1), room 49
ESL Testing for Evening Classes in Durham
Para las clases por la noche en Durham
Wednesday, December 3, at 5:30 p.m.
White Building (building 1), room 49

ESL Testing for Morning Classes in Chapel Hill
Para las clases por la mañana en Chapel Hill
Tuesday, January 6 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, January 6, 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:

Spring 2015 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 (building 1), 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 1/21–4/30 8:25–10:55 a.m. Main Campus

Please register for Durham morning courses at the 9 a.m. testing session on December 5 in in the White Building, room 49.

 

ESL Level 4
MTWTh 1/21–4/30 8:30–11 a.m. SBB

Please register for Durham morning courses at the 9 a.m. testing session on December 5 in the White Building, room 49.

 

ESL Advanced
MW 1/21–4/29 8:25–10:55 a.m. Main Campus
TTh 1/22–4/30 8:25–10:55 a.m. Main Campus

Please register for Durham morning classes at the 9 a.m. testing session on December 5 in White building, room 49.

 

ESL Levels 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, and Advanced
MW 1/21–4/29 7:15–9:45 p.m. Main Campus
TTh 1/21–4/30 7:15–9:45 p.m. Main Campus

Please register for Durham evening courses at the 5:30 p.m. testing session on December 3 in the White Building, room 49.


OFF-CAMPUS   

ESL Beginning/Intermediate
TTh 1/27–4/30 9–11 a.m. ECH
TTh 1/27–4/30 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 2/1–4/30 6:15–7:45 p.m. ICC

Please register at 6:15 p.m. on February 1 in the Olive Tree 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 1/20–4/30 9–11:30 a.m. UMC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on January 6 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

 

ESL Level 4
MTWTh 1/20–4/30 9–11:30 a.m. COC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on January 6 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

 

ESL Advanced
MW 1/21–4/29 9–11:30 a.m. COC
TTh 1/20–4/30 9–11:30 a.m. COC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on January 6 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

 

ESL Advanced
TTh 1/20–4/30 12:30–2:30 p.m. OCSDC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on January 6 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

 

ESL Beginning and Intermediate
TTh 1/20–4/30 6:30–9 p.m. OCSDC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on January 6 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

 

ESL Advanced
MW 1/21–4/29 6:30–9 p.m. OCSDC

Please register at the Chapel Hill evening testing session at 6 p.m. on January 6 at Orange County Skills Development Center, 503 W. Franklin Street.


HILLSBOROUGH

Days

Begin/End

Time

Location

ESL High Intermediate
MTWTh 1/20–4/30 9–11:30 a.m. OCC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on January 6 at UMC or at OCC on the first day of the course.

 

ESL Beginning/Intermediate
TTh 1/20–4/30 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.

Beyond Basic ESL

Suitable for students who have either completed or placed out of the Basic ESL, these courses are designed to help non-native English speakers continue to improve their American English language skills. Courses vary per semester, but may include such topics as:

  • Accent Reducation
  • TOEFL Preparation
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Public Speaking
  • Business English
  • Grammar and Writing
  • Guided Conversation
  • Listening Comprehension

For more information, course descriptions, costs, and course schedules, visit the Beyond Basic ESL web page , or register in person at the CGL office located in the White Building on Durham Tech’s Main Campus (Building 1).

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