Beyond Basic ESL

  • Students should be registered and paid at least one week prior to the start date of the course.
  • Register in-person at the CGL office, main campus, White Building, room 58 or by fax: 919-536-7281. Bring a completed registration form.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes fill quickly.
  • Check your schedule carefully before registering. Students cannot transfer from one class to another.
  • Please read the Course Cancellations and Refund Policy. Refunds are not automatic for course withdrawals.
  • Note: Textbooks are not available for purchase on campus. Students may purchase textbooks through an online resource or through a local bookstore.
  • Additional questions? Contact: Ms.JoAnn Molnar at molnarj@durhamtech.edu

Summer 2016

Accent Reduction for International Professionals

This comprehensive course will help you learn to speak American English more clearly and accurately, which will have a significant impact on successful communication at work, from informal conversations with coworkers to formal presentations. All aspects of pronunciation are covered, including production and discrimination of consonants and vowels, as well as other important aspects of English pronunciation such as stress, rhythm, and intonation. Students are encouraged to set individualized goals for focused study throughout the semester. Students are required to have the textbook on the first day of class: Focus on Pronunciation 3 by Linda Lane, Third Edition, Pearson Longman ISBN 0-13-231500-9. 25 hours $129

52804 W 6/8–8/10 6 – 8:30 p.m. Main Campus

Business English Communications

Business English Communications is a short intensive Business English course intended for students with an intermediate level of English language proficiency. Business English Communications will give students a solid foundation and a working knowledge in the communications aspects of business. Please see link to course outline. The class will cover general improvement of listening and speaking skills. Textbook required. Students are required to have the textbook on the first day of class: Sweeney, Simon, Communicating in Business (Second Edition), Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0-521-54912-4. 40 hours $129 Course Outline

52808 MW 6/1–8/10 Noon– 2 p.m. Main Campus

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Preparation

This course will develop the English skills necessary to communicate effectively in academic settings. Assignments will emphasize critical thinking, formulating opinions, and integrative skill development through reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities. Students will learn to recognize the common structures of reading materials while producing summaries and opinion essays, deepen their understanding of essential grammar and sentence structures, and increase their vocabulary. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments on time. Students are required to have the textbook on the first day of class: Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL iBT 3rd Edition by Deborah Phillips ISBN: 978-0-13-324-802-9 Course Outline. 66 hours $184

52806 TTh 5/31–8/11 Noon–3 p.m. OCC
52805 TTh 5/31–8/11 6–9 p.m. Main Campus

Essential English for Academic Purposes

This course will develop the English skills necessary to communicate effectively in academic settings. Assignments will emphasize critical thinking and integrative skill development through reading, listening, and writing activities. Students will learn to recognize the common structures of reading materials and increase their knowledge of effective listening strategies while producing summaries and essays. Students will deepen their understanding of essential grammar and sentence structures and increase their vocabulary. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments on time. Upon completion, students should be prepared to take the TOEFL Preparation Course. 40 hours $129 Course Outline

52807 TTh 5/31–8/11 9:30–11:30 a.m. OCC

Advanced Guided Conversation

There is no admissions test or prerequisite class for this course; however, students who place themselves in this class are expected to demonstrate a high-intermediate to an advanced level of accuracy and fluency in speech and pronunciation. In addition, they should be able to work with higher level reading and listening materials. In this course, students will practice conversation while considering elements of American culture. Conversations in class will focus on everyday topics, as represented in newspapers, magazines, books, blogs, and other media. Students will enhance and refine their conversation, listening and pronunciation skills, and build higher level vocabulary and expressions. The cultural and strategic aspects of oral communication will also be explored. Different skills are emphasized in the fall, spring, and summer semesters, allowing students to repeat the course, if desired. 40 hours $129 Course Outline

52809 MW 6/1–8/10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Main Campus
52811 MW 6/1–8/10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. OCC
52810 MW 6/1–8/10 6– 8 p.m. Main Campus

Focused Grammar Review

This course is intended for students with an advanced academic level of English language proficiency and will focus on specific grammar points in standard American English which are often more difficult for a non-native English speaker to master. A grammar diagnostic will be given in the first class to identify areas for improvement. Instruction is at the advanced level using a variety of practice activities in all four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course will include a quick review of some of the basic and common elements of English grammar; however, the specific emphasis and focus of instruction is on advanced grammatical concepts in American English in both the written and oral forms. 40 hours $129 Course Outline

52812 MW 6/1–8/10 9–11 a.m. Main Campus

Writing Practice: The 10-Minute Play

The course will focus on writing formal/informal language, descriptive and narrative language, authentic dialogue, paralanguage (how we speak), body language and include various cultural elements which influence how we communicate in our day to day lives. Students will explore these language components through the various aspects of constructing a short play, from initial brainstorming to final scripts. Writing plays allows students to delve into the English language as a tool of expression in an enjoyable and meaningful way. This course will also serve as a vehicle to learn and practice grammar, vocabulary and syntax. While the focus will be on writing, students will also have ample opportunity to practice other important skills, such as speaking, listening and reading. There is no prerequisite class for this course; however, students are expected to demonstrate a high-intermediate to advanced level in both writing and speaking. No textbook required. 40 hours $129 Course Outline

TBA TTh 6/7–8/11 9:30–11:30 a.m. Main Campus

Language and Culture through Acting (Role Play)

This course will give students an opportunity to practice concrete oral language skills in a fun and creative way while role playing dynamic characters in different contexts. The course focuses on using formal/informal language, authentic dialogue, non-verbal language and cues. Students will be applying the practice of spoken English language in realistic, artistic and creative manners. This course will also serve as a vehicle to learn and practice grammar, vocabulary and syntax. While the focus will be on speaking and pronunciation, students will also have ample opportunity to practice other important skills, such as critical listening, reading and writing. There is no prerequisite class for this course; however, students are expected to demonstrate a high-intermediate to advanced level in both writing and speaking. No textbook required. 40 hours $129 Course Outline

TBA TTh 6/7–8/11 Noon–2:30 p.m. Main Campus