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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-108
Lone Star College-North Harris
2700 W. W. Thorne Dr.
Houston, TX 77073                    
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Margaret Ghazi                         Erin DeSouza                                  Wendy Palma
ESOL Student                          Academic &                                     International Student
Coordinator                              International Advisor                      Specialist
281-765-7822                            281-765-7945                                  281-618-5716
Se habla español.                        Se habla español.                               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 CompassESL 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 classes

  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 CompassESL test.
  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 - these sessions are scheduled throughout the semester.

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.

ESOL Center Support Staff


Jazlyn                                            Cristhel                                            Ezekiel               
Student Assistant                        Student Assistant                          Student Assistant
281-765-7822                                281-765-7822                                   281-765-7822 
Se habla español.                       Se habla español.                           Se habla español