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Contact

Karin Abell
Director
White (Building 1), room 148H
919-536-7200, ext. 3226
abellk@durhamtech.edu

Student inquiries
919-536-7200, ext. 3228
cgl@durhamtech.edu

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Short Term

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.

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.


All ESL classes for Spring 2021 will be online.
Classes will start January 19.
Interested students should fill in the online form so that we can contact you about registration.

Todas las clases de ESL para el primavera de 2021 estarán en línea.
Las clases comenzarán el 19 de enero.
Los estudiantes interesados deben completar el formulario en línea para que podamos contactarlo sobre registración.

Also see Beyond Basic ESL courses.

Please note: All ESL courses are free.

ESL-LEVEL1B Level 1B

A course for beginning-level English language learners (as determined by placement testing or by completion of Level 1A). Students enter with very limited skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing and develop these skills throughout the course.
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ESL-LEVEL2 Level 2

A course for high-beginning English language learners. Level is determined by placement testing or by successful completion of a beginning-level course.
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ESL-LEVEL3 Level 3

A course for low-intermediate English language learners. Level is determined by placement testing or by successful completion of Level 2.
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ESL-LEVEL4 Level 4

A course for high-intermediate English language learners. Level is determined by placement testing or by successful completion of Level 3.
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ESL-INT Intermediate

A course for intermediate-level language learners. Level is determined by placement testing or by successful completion of Level 2.
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ESL-ADV Advanced

A course for advanced English language learners. Level is determined by placement testing or by successful completion of Level 4.
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ESL-INTCONV Intermediate Conversation

An Intermediate Conversation course for English language learners designed to help students speak with better fluency and accuracy. Course is open to students enrolled in Level 3 or 4.
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ESL-ADVCONV Advanced Conversation

An Advanced Conversation course for English language learners designed to help students speak with better fluency and accuracy. Course is open to students enrolled in ESL Advanced.
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ESL-CIVICSA ESL Civics CHAT Advanced

A course about Community, History, and Transitions, with content appropriate for Advanced English language learners.
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ESL-BEGRWR Beginning Reading and Writing

A Beginning Reading and Writing course for English language learners designed to improve students' skills in reading and writing. Course is open to students enrolled in Level 1A, 1B, or 2.
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ESL-INTRWR Int Read/Writing

An Intermediate Reading and Writing course for English language learners designed to improve students' skills in reading and writing. Course is open to students enrolled in Level 3 or 4.
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ESL-ADVRWR Adv Read/Write

An Advanced Reading and Writing course for English language learners designed to improve students' skills in reading and writing. Course is open to students enrolled in Advanced classes or who have tested at the Advanced level.
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ESL-PRON Pronunciation

A Pronunciation course for English language learners to help students speak more accurately and comprehensibly. Course is open to students in Level 3, 4, and Advanced.
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ESL-BEG Beginning

A course for beginning-level English language learners. Level is determined by placement testing.
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ESL-BEGINT Beg/Int

A course for beginner and intermediate English language learners. Level is determined by placement testing.
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ESL-BEGCONV Beginning Conversation

A Beginning Conversation course for English language learners designed to help students speak with better fluency and accuracy. Course is open to students enrolled in Level 1A, 1B or 2.
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