English as a Second Language/Inglés Como Segundo Idioma

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.

All new ESL students must first take a placement exam. Please take the placement exam at the time and location where you will study. Seating for the scheduled testing dates is on a first-come, first-served basis. The testing process takes more than two hours. Please do not bring children. (Students who bring children to the testing sessions will be asked to leave.) Students should bring a photo ID, pen, and pencil; students must also provide a date of birth and a current local mailing address.

More information is available on the Frequently Asked Questions page  or contact the Center for the Global Learner at cgl@durhamtech.edu or 919-536-7264.

For updates, please check this page.

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.

Es necesario que todos los estudiantes nuevos tomen un examen de admisión para entrar al programa. Venga al examen de admisión a la hora y al lugar donde usted tomara la clase. No se permiten hacer cambios de horarios. Los cupos son limitados, por lo tanto la inscripción es por orden de llegada. El examen va a durar más que dos horas. No se permite traer niños al examen. Si por alguna razón usted trae un niño, deberá retirarse. Los estudiantes deben traer las siguientes cosas una pluma y un lápiz, una identificación con foto, y su dirección y fecha de nacimiento.

Para más información, póngase en contacto con Center for the Global Learner, 919-536-7264 or cgl@durhamtech.edu.

Spring 2019 Placement Testing Schedule

Primavera 2019 Horario para los exámenes de niveles

ESL Testing for Morning Classes in Durham

December 7, 9 a.m.
White Building (Building 1), room 1-144

Para las clases por la mañana en Durham

7 de diciembre, 9 a.m.
White Building (el edificio 1), la habitación 1-144

ESL Testing for Evening Classes in Durham

December 4, 5:30 p.m.
White Building (Building 1), room 1-144

Para las clases por la noche en Durham

4 de diciember, 5:30 p.m.
White Building (el edificio 1), la habitación 1-144

ESL Testing for Morning Classes in Chapel Hill

January 7, 9 a.m.
University United Methodist Church
150 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
*No parking at the church

Para las clases por la mañana en Chapel Hill

7 de enero, 9 a.m.
University United Methodist Church
150 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
*No hay aparcamiento en la iglesia

ESL Testing for Evening Classes in Chapel Hill

January 8, 6 p.m.
Orange County NCWorks Career Center
503 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Para las clases por la noche en Chapel Hill

8 de enero, 6 p.m.
Orange County NCWorks Career Center
503 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Registration for all other locations will be at the first scheduled class meeting.

La inscripciónes para todos los otros lugares van a realizarse durante la primera clase.


Spring 2019 ESL Class Schedule/Primavera 2019 ESL horario de clase

Classes, times, and locations may change without prior notice. Horarios y lugares tal vez pueden cambiar sin previo aviso.

Durham (Main Campus)

Registration dates are shown for each class location. Exact locations for courses on the Main Campus will be posted outside the ESL office, located in the Nathaniel B. White Building (Building 1), room 1-148.
La oficina de ESL va a publicar la ubicación exacta de los salones de clases.

ESL Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and Advanced

MTWTh 1/14–5/2 8:25–10:55 a.m. Main Campus
Please register for Durham morning courses at the 9 a.m. testing session on December 7 in the White Building (Building 1), room 1-144.
MW 1/14–5/1 7:15–9:45 p.m. Main Campus
TTh 1/15–5/2 7:15–9:45 p.m. Main Campus
Please register for Durham evening courses at the 5:30 p.m. testing session on December 4 in the White Building (Building 1), room 1-144.

Durham (Off Campus)

ESL Beginning/Intermediate

TTh 1/22–5/2 9–11 a.m. ECH
TTh 1/22–5/2 6–8 p.m. ECH
Please register on the first day of class at El Centro Hispano, 2000 Chapel Hill Rd. Suite 26 A, Durham.

ESL Level 1, 2, 3, and 4

ThSu 1/27–5/2 6:15–7:45 p.m. ICC
Please register on January 27 at 6:15 p.m. in the Olive Tree Building gymnasium, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 810 W. Chapel Hill St, Durham.

Chapel Hill

ESL Level 1a, 1b, 2, and 3

MTWTh 1/15–5/2 9–11:30 a.m. UMC
Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on January 7 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

ESL Level 4

MTWTh 1/15–5/2 9–11:30 a.m. COC
Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on January 7 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

ESL Advanced

MW 1/16–5/2 9–11:30 a.m. UMC
TTh 1/15–5/2 9–11:30 a.m. COC
Please register at the Chapel Hill morning testing session at 9 a.m. on January 7 at University United Methodist Church, 150 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

ESL Beginning and Intermediate

TTh 1/17–5/2 6:30–9 p.m. OCSDC
Please register at the Chapel Hill evening testing session at 6 p.m. on January 8 at OCSDC (Orange County NCWorks Career Center), 503 W. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

ESL Advanced

MW 1/16–5/1 6:30–9 p.m. OCSDC
Please register at the Chapel Hill evening testing session at 6 p.m. on January 8 at OCSDC (Orange County NCWorks Career Center), 503 W. Franklin St, Chapel Hill.

Hillsborough

ESL Beginning/Intermediate

MW 1/16–5/2 6:30–8:30 p.m. OCC
Please register on the first day of class at OCC.

For more information, course descriptions, costs, and course schedules, please call 919-536-7264 x3228 or stop by the CGL office in the White Building on Durham Tech’s Main Campus.