Center for the Global Learner

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The Center for the Global Learner was created in Fall 2009, to support Durham Tech’s vision of fostering intercultural understanding and the development of engaged global citizens.

The Center for the Global Learner leads and facilitates global  engagement and intercultural understanding.

  • Develop an understanding of global issues among our students and encourage them to experience other cultures
  • Support the development of a local workforce ready to compete in a multi-national environment.
  • Provide opportunities for international students to enroll in and complete programs


    Related Programs

    English as a Second Language (ESL) offers courses in English to non-native speakers at several locations in Durham and Orange counties. 

    Beyond Basic ESL 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.

    English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a program designed to help students improve their skills in U.S. Academic English. Students entering this program already have the basics of English (or speak another variety of English), but need to improve their skills as it relates to college-level reading, writing, research, grammar, listening, and speaking. Students receive academic credit for these curriculum-based courses.

    English Language and Culture Immersion such as the Toyoma and Au Pair programs bring students from our partners in other countries to Durham Tech so they may study English and learn our culture in an authentic environment.

    Community Spanish Interpreter curriculum programs lead to a certificate or a diploma in Medical Interpreting or Public Service.

    Related Services

    International Student Services assists students from all countries and backgrounds to pursue their education on our welcoming campus. Staff at the Center for the Global Learner can walk you through the process step-by-step or you can begin exploring the next steps on your own.

    Study/Travel Abroad helps interested students research possible study/travel abroad programs based on their programs of study, their interests, and their goals. Durham Tech usually organizes one or more study/travel abroad group programs each year.

    English for Workforce Development offers the design and implementation of industry-contextualized English language training programs for US and foreign companies and organizations. 

    Customized Tutoring provides individualized one-on-one or small group English language tutoring.