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 - C (FLI-3701A3 ourse)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67240
4/22 - 6/17
4/22 - 6/17
Main Campus
111
111
M 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
W 8:45 AM - 11:15 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 English Grammar Level B (COM-3711CL)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67242
4/22 - 6/17
4/22 - 6/17
Main Campus
112
112
M 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
W 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Current Events (COM-3711BD)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67243
4/22 - 6/17
4/22 - 6/17
Main Campus
108
108
M 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
W 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Conversation Workshop I (COM-3711BB)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67245
4/23 - 6/13
4/23 - 6/13
Main Campus
108
108
T 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
TH 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Classroom
67250
4/23 - 6/13
4/23 - 6/13
OC
101
101
T 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
TH 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for TOEFL Listening/Speaking II (COM-3711BJ)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67246
4/23 - 6/13
4/23 - 6/13
Main Campus
214
214
T 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
TH 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Classroom

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

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67248
4/22 - 6/17
4/22 - 6/17
OC
103
103
M 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
W 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
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

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

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67249
4/22 - 6/17
4/22 - 6/17
OC
103
103
M 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
W 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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 Conversation Workshop I (COM-3711BB)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67245
4/23 - 6/13
4/23 - 6/13
Main Campus
108
108
T 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
TH 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Classroom
67250
4/23 - 6/13
4/23 - 6/13
OC
101
101
T 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
TH 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Classroom

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

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67249
4/22 - 6/17
4/22 - 6/17
OC
103
103
M 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
W 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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 English Grammar Level C (COM-3711CM)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67252
7/1 - 8/21
7/1 - 8/21
Main Campus
108
108
M 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
W 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Intercultural Communication (COM-3711CA)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67253
7/1 - 8/21
7/1 - 8/21
Main Campus
109
109
M 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
W 11:30 AM - 2:00 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 Listening and Speaking for AP - B (FLI-3701A2)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67248
4/22 - 6/17
4/22 - 6/17
OC
103
103
M 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
W 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
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

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 Presentations in the 21st Century (COM-3711CH)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67258
6/27 - 8/22
6/27 - 8/22
Main Campus
142
142
T 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
TH 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Classroom

Upcoming Class Offerings for Listening and Speaking for Ap - C (FLI-3701A3 ourse)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
67240
4/22 - 6/17
4/22 - 6/17
Main Campus
111
111
M 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
W 8:45 AM - 11:15 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 C (COM-3711CK)

Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
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 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