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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 Tech offers courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) to non-native speakers at several locations in Durham and Orange counties. Courses are free, and students must be at least 18 years old to enroll. Course offerings, times, and locations sometimes change without prior notice. Courses fill up quickly, and space is limited.

All new ESL 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 is on a first-come, first-served basis. The testing process takes more than two hours. Please do not bring children. (Students who bring children to the testing sessions will be asked to leave.) Students should bring a photo ID, pen, and pencil; students must also provide a date of birth and a current local mailing address.

More information is available on the Frequently Asked Questions page  or contact the Center for the Global Learner at cgl@durhamtech.edu or 919-536-7264.

Inglés Como Segundo Idioma

Durham Tech 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. 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.

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 tomara 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. 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.

Para más información, póngase en contacto con Center for the Global Learner, 919-536-7264 or cgl@durhamtech.edu.

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 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
Wednesday, August 5, 9 a.m.
White Building (building 1), room 50
ESL Testing for Evening Classes in Durham
Para las clases por la noche en Durham
Monday, August 3, 5:30 p.m.
White Building (building 1), room 50

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

ESL Testing for Evening Classes in Chapel Hill
Para las clases por la noche en Chapel Hill
Thursday, August 13, 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

Fall 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 8/26–12/3 8:25–10:55 a.m. Main Campus

Please register for Durham morning courses at the 9 a.m. testing session on August 5 in the White Building, room 50.

 

ESL Level 4
MTWTh 8/26–12/3 8:30–11 a.m. SBB

Please register for Durham morning courses at the 9 a.m. testing session on August 5 in the White Building, room 50.

 

ESL Advanced
MTWTh 8/26–12/3 8:25–10:55 a.m. Main Campus
MTWTh 8/26–12/3 8:30–11 a.m. SBB

Please register for Durham morning courses at the 9 a.m. testing session on August 5 in the White Building, room 50.

 

ESL Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and Advanced
MW 8/26–12/2 7:15–9:45 p.m. Main Campus
TTh 8/27–12/1 7:15–9:45 p.m. Main Campus

Please register for Durham evening courses at the 5:30 p.m. testing session on August 3 in the White Building, room 50.


DURHAM OFF-CAMPUS   

ESL Beginning/Intermediate
TTh 9/1–12/3 9–11 a.m. ECH
TTh 9/1–12/3 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, 4
ThSu 9/13–12/3 6:15–7:45 p.m. ICC

Please register at 6:15 p.m. on September 13 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 8/25–12/3 9–11:30 a.m. UMC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on August 12 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

 

ESL Level 4
MTWTh 8/25–12/3 9–11:30 a.m. COC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on August 12 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

 

ESL Advanced
MW 8/26–12/2 9–11:30 a.m. COC
TTh 8/25–12/3 9–11:30 a.m. COC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on August 12 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

 

ESL Advanced
TTh 8/25–12/3 12:30–2:30 p.m. OCSDC

Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on August 12 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

 

ESL Beginning and Intermediate
TTh 8/25–12/3 6:30–9 p.m. OCSDC

Please register at the Chapel Hill evening testing session at 6 p.m. on August 13 at OCSDC.

 

ESL Advanced
MW 8/26–12/2 6:30–9 p.m. OCSDC

Please register at the Chapel Hill evening testing session at 6 p.m. on August 13 at OCSDC.


HILLSBOROUGH

Days

Begin/End

Time

Location

ESL High Intermediate
MTWTh 8/25–12/3 9:30–noon 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
MW 8/26–12/2 6:30–8:30 p.m. OCC
Please register on the first day of the course at OCC.

For more information, course descriptions, costs, and course schedules, please call 919-536-7264 x2338 or stop by the CGL office in the White Building on Durham Tech’s Main Campus.

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 Reduction
  • 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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