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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Ingles como Segundo Idioma

Located on the 1st floor of the McLeod (S) Building.
The ESL program is designed for adults whose native language is not English. Classes are designed to serve the needs of those individuals who have no English skills up to those who are advanced in English.

ESL classes help individuals develop skills to get a job, assist their children with schoolwork, better understand American culture and history, and improve communication skills.

TOEFL classes are offered through Continuing Education (910-362-7196) to assist individuals preparing to enter a college or university and need to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

All ESL classes are free of charge. 

ESL Classes are located at:

    • CFCC Wilmington Campus, 411 North Front Street, Wilmington
    • Burgaw Campus, room B-206, 100 E. Industrial Drive, Burgaw
    • El Puente, 107 Courthouse Avenue, Burgaw
    • Willard Outreach Community Center, 9955 NC Hwy 11, Willard
    • South Topsail Elementary School (in library), 997 Hoover Road, Hampstead
    • Devon Park United Methodist Church, 3403 Winston Boulevard, Wilmington
    • St. Mary’s School (classroom is up the stairs between the gym and the main building), 412 Ann Street, Wilmington
    • El Centro Latino, 4804 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington
    • Blair Elementary School (in library), 6510 Market Street, Wilmington
    • Mary C. Williams Elementary School (in library), 801 Silver Lake Road, Wilmington
    • Friends School of Wilmington/Peiffer Campus, 350 Peiffer Avenue, Wilmington

To enroll in an ESL class at the Wilmington Campus:

1.  Attend an ESL Registration (schedule):

2. Be 18 or older (16 & 17 year olds can register with a signed and notarized parental consent form).

3. Bring a photo identification with birth date and signature

To enroll in an ESL class at one of the other locations

1. Arrive at the location at the beginning of class:

2. Be 18 or older (16 & 17 year olds can register with a signed and notarized parental consent form)

3. Bring: Photo identification with birthdate and signature

For more information call Cindy or Patricia at (910) 362-7184



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.