Program Overview

Beyond Basic ESL (BBESL)

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Durham Tech offers core classes in Reading/Writing, Listening/Speaking, and Grammar, to teach the fundamentals of US English to internationals who wish to improve their English skills. These classes are designed for those who already have a basic understanding of English and/or have already studied English either in the US or another country. The classes also work well for students who have finished the basic ESL program or for those whose test scores are higher than the most advanced-level of free ESL classes.


Please check your schedule carefully before registering — if you change your mind about a class, it can take several weeks to get a refund for your registration fees.

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Select the course links (blow) to view the course description and textbook information.

Additional questions? Contact the Center for the Global Learner at 919-536-7264 or contact Barbara Pinter at 919-536-7264, ext 3224, or make an appointment. You may also visit the Center for the Global Learner section to view information about related programs.

Are you looking for Basic Skills ESL classes? View information about Basic Skills ESL.

Are you interested in for-credit curriculum based English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program? View information about EAP.

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Use the green registration button below to view registration, cancellation, and refund  information. Online registration is not available for these courses. Use the Center for the Global Learner registration form.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$75 or $130

Upcoming Class Offerings for Listening and Speaking for AP - B (FLI-3701A2)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68148
9/3 - 12/5
9/3 - 12/5
Main Campus
150
150
T 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TH 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Classroom
68152
9/3 - 12/5
9/3 - 12/5
Main Campus
203
203
T 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
TH 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classroom
67255
6/27 - 8/22
6/27 - 8/22
Main Campus
203
203
T 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
TH 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Classroom
68157
9/3 - 12/5
9/3 - 12/5
OC
101
101
T 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
TH 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Listening & Speaking for AP-C (FLI-3701A3)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68149
9/3 - 12/5
9/3 - 12/5
Main Campus
109
109
T 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TH 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Classroom
68155
9/4 - 12/9
9/4 - 12/9
OC
103
103
M 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
W 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Classroom
67259
7/1 - 8/21
7/1 - 8/21
OC
103
103
M 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
W 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Reading and Writing for AP - B (COM-3711CJ)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68144
9/4 - 12/9
9/4 - 12/9
Main Campus
112
112
M 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
W 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Classroom
67251
7/1 - 8/21
7/1 - 8/21
Main Campus
102
102
M 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
W 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Reading and Writing for AP C (COM-3711CK)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68145
9/4 - 12/9
9/4 - 12/9
Main Campus
116
116
M 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
W 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Classroom
68156
9/4 - 12/9
9/4 - 12/9
OC
103
103
M 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
W 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Classroom
67261
7/1 - 8/21
7/1 - 8/21
OC
103
103
M 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
W 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for English Grammar Level C (COM-3711CM)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68147
9/4 - 12/9
9/4 - 12/9
Main Campus
106
106
M 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
W 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Conversation and Pronunciation (COM-3711CC)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67254
7/1 - 8/21
7/1 - 8/21
Main Campus
149
149
M 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
W 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for American Media (COM-3711P)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67256
6/27 - 8/22
6/27 - 8/22
Main Campus
150
150
T 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
TH 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for TOEFL Reading/writing I (COM-3711BH)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67257
6/27 - 8/22
6/27 - 8/22
Main Campus
142
142
T 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
TH 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Conversation Workshop II (COM-3711BC)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67262
6/27 - 8/22
6/27 - 8/22
OC
101
101
T 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
TH 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Accent Reduction for the Medical, Professional (COM-3711CQ)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68158
9/4 - 12/9
9/4 - 12/9
OC
103
103
M 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
W 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for US Culture and History (COM-3711CD)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68146
9/4 - 12/9
9/4 - 12/9
Main Campus
107
107
M 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
W 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for English Through Acting and Role Play (COM-3711CU)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68210
9/4 - 12/9
9/4 - 12/9
Main Campus
109
109
M 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
W 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Classroom
68212
9/3 - 12/5
9/3 - 12/5
OC
101
101
T 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
TH 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Professional Writing and Communication (COM-3711CS)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68209
9/4 - 12/9
9/4 - 12/9
Main Campus
203
203
M 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
W 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for TOEFL (COM-3711AC)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68154
9/14 - 11/23
Main Campus
142
S 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classroom
68150
9/3 - 12/5
9/3 - 12/5
Main Campus
142
142
T 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
TH 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for English for Social Sciences (COM-3711BW)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68151
9/3 - 12/5
9/3 - 12/5
Main Campus
150
150
T 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
TH 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Essential English for Academic Purposes, Sp (FLI-3701W)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68160
9/14 - 11/23
che
2416
S 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classroom
68153
9/13 - 11/22
Main Campus
131
F 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Accent Reduction for International Prof (COM-3711E)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68159
9/4 - 12/9
9/4 - 12/9
che
2402
2402
M 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
W 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for English for the Medical Professional (COM-3711CR)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68208
9/4 - 12/9
9/4 - 12/9
che
2416
2416
M 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
W 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for English for Business Communication (COM-3711CT)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
68211
9/3 - 12/5
9/3 - 12/5
OC
101
101
T 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
TH 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Classroom