Durham Technical Community College
Durham Tech runs free ESL Classes and non-credit courses in accent reduction, reading, oral communication, TOEFL preparation, and more. Courses range from beginning to advanced and are offered in many locations, including the University Methodist Church on Franklin St.
North Carolina State University
NCSU’s Intensive English Program is offered to NCSU applicants who need more English study before pursuing their degree. Offered during fall and spring semester. Summer Institute classes are offered in a five-week intensive program for students, business people, and professionals.
Help for Hire
Private tutors, proofreaders, and editors available for hire. Please note that the Writing Center hosts these ads as a professional courtesy; however, these tutors and editors are not affiliated with the Writing Center. We do not provide individual recommendations. Please contact editors and tutors directly to request references.
Toastmasters is an organization of people committed to improving their public speaking skills. Participants practice impromptu and prepared speeches and receive feedback from other members. Excellent preparation for conferences and job talks. See schedule and contact information on their homepage.
CHICLE Language Institute in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC
CHICLE is a private organization that offers a variety of English classes scheduled on demand. When three or more students at the same level can meet at the same time, a group class can be scheduled. Private classes are also available at all levels in pronunciation, idiomatic English, grammar, accent reduction, TOEFL preparation, business writing, and academic writing. Prices vary depending on class, see website for details.
What's there to do?
Chapel Hill Board of Visitors
Features news and events, with links to surrounding community pages.
Chapel Hill News
Click “Daybook” in the top menu bar for a list of events in Chapel Hill.
Search for activities, restaurants, etc., throughout the Triangle area (Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and surrounding). After clicking the tab you’re interested in searching for, fill in the “NEAR” box with the correct location.
Online version of the paper you’ll see around town. This has pretty complete listings of events in the Triangle art, music, and literary scene, along with movies, lectures, performances, and events of all kinds.
Hundreds of groups organized around special interests, always inviting new members. This is a great way to connect with local people!
Where can I buy food?
Ethnic Markets in the Triangle Area
Many supermarkets sell international food items, but there are also many ethnic markets, listed here by regional cuisine.
Specialty Grocery Stores
Listed by regional cuisine by our friends at NC State.
Urban Spoon has pretty complete restaurant listings. Search by location, by cuisine, by price, and more.
How do I get there?
Excellent advice on public transit options, routes to popular places—even a list of bus routes serving local apartment complexes!
Chapel Hill/Carrboro buses are free. Durham and Raleigh charge a small fee. Follow link to maps and schedules for all of the area’s bus services.
A car-sharing service that UNC participates in. Several cars are parked on campus, which, for a small fee, you can reserve hourly for up to three days with a US or international driver’s license.
Information about getting a North Carolina drivers license.