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ESOL means “English to Speakers of Other Languages”, also known as ESL, “English as a Second Language”.  The ESOL Center is dedicated to serving students who come to LSC-North Harris to learn more English.

Student Services Building, Room SS-110
Lone Star College-North Harris
2700 W. W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073                    
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ESOL Center Staff

Margaret Ghazi 

ESOL Student Coordinator             


Se Habla Español.

Wendy Palma

International Student Specialist


Se Habla Español.

Jeanne Celestine

Academic & International Advisor


Fernando Cardenas

Academic & International Advisor


Se Habla Español.


ESOL Center services include: 

  • Orientation - Students learn about all the English programs that we offer at LSC-North Harris, how to test and register for classes, & about schedules.  We help students get their MyLonestar username and password, student ID, and parking permit.
  • Applications - New students are assisted to complete an application form, and their information is entered into the system.
  • Testing - New students are given the Accuplacer placement test to determine their English proficiency level.
  • Advising - Students are advised which ESOL classes they should take at a convenient  schedule.
  • Registration - Students register for their classes in the ESOL Center. (ESOL student cannot register for classes online). We help students decide whether they need to register as Continuing Education (CE) or as a Credit student (academic).


New Student Registration - Easy Steps to English Class 

  1. Come to the ESOL Center during regular  hours.  No appointment necessary.
  2. Fill out an application form for either Credit or Continuing Education (CE) courses.
  3. Get a permission slip to take the Accuplacer exam.
  4. Go to the Assessment Center in the Student Services Building Room 105 to take the test.
  5. Return to the ESOL Center for the evaluation of your test results and class placement.
  6. Register for ESOL courses at your level.
    Remember: Students should register early to guarantee their space in ESOL classes. 


Current Students

Students who are already in the ESOL program can visit the ESOL Center to:

  • Register for ESOL classes
  • Drop and/or add courses, change levels, change from CE to Credit, etc.
  • Get a permission slip to take the regular Compass test for college entrance.
  • Receive advising on career planning and transitioning to college-level classes.


Orientation and information Sessions

The ESOL Center provides an orientation session for new students and an information session for current students each semester.  All new F-1 students are required to attend the new student orientation session in their first semester.  Orientation includes valuable information about student facilities and expectations on our campus, how to maintain visa status, how to use medical insurance.

The information sessions provide valuable tips and guidelines on transitioning from ESOL to college-level classes.  Included are what tests students need to take, how they can take credit classes, what college-level courses can be taken while studying ESOL, basic program information, and how to use the catalog and the credit schedule, applying for financial aid, etc.

*These sessions are scheduled throughout the semester

ESOL Center Support Staff

Marlen Rodriguez

Student Assistant


Se habla español.