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. 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