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LSC-Fairbanks Center ESOL

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English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) at Lone Star College-Fairbanks CenterThe LSC-Fairbanks English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) is designed for non-native English speakers who want to improve their language and culture skills.  We help students acquire a command to the key vocabulary, structures, and functions necessary for personal and business communication as well as an insight into American custom and values.  Our department provides students with natural, meaningful contexts in which to practice the communicative functions of the language. Our multicultural advisors guide and support the students on every step of the admission, and registration process. 

The ESOL Program at Fairbanks Center offers morning and evening classes. These classes are 14 week semester schedule with the fall semester beginning in August and the spring semester beginning in January. There are two 6 week summer sessions in which classes are held every day Monday through Thursday with one running from June-July and the other from July-August.

Programs/services

Advise students on course selection

Here in the ESOL department at Fairbanks Center, advisors work one-on-one with students to provide course information, filling out an application, taking a placement test, registration, and advising.

Facilitate testing and placement

Before enrolling into classes, students are required to take a placement test and once completed, the student will meet with an ESOL advisor again to determine which classes are appropriate for their level.

Course content

The ESOL Program divides the learning content into four subject areas: Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Oral Communication as well as offering Language Workshop Skills courses. The ESOL program also provides 5 levels for Reading, Writing, and Grammar and 4 levels for Oral Communication.

Register students in CE or CR

Students are able to register as a Credit (academic) student or as a Continuing Education student (no visa requirements). Continuing Education (CE) ESOL classes are the exact same courses, but without the academic credit and is designed for students who want to learn English for personal reasons such as for the workforce or improving their language skills. An ESOL Advisor is happy to assist students with the process of enrollment and determining if credit or continuing education is right for you.

The ESOL Program divides the learning content into four subject areas: Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Oral Communication as well as offering Language Workshop Skills courses. The ESOL program also provides 5 levels for Reading, Writing, and Grammar and 4 levels for Oral Communication. This program focuses on immersion learning. It is an interactive and engaging learning environment both inside and outside the classroom. Our highly qualified instructors teach small class sizes and the campus supports students with resources and activities to help improve their English skills.

The chart below shows the 20 main courses that make up the curriculum of the ESOL Program at Lone Star College. Click on each course for its description and course outcomes:

GRAMMAR READING WRITING ORAL COMMUNICATION
ESOL Grammar 1
ESOL 0391
ESOL Reading 1
ESOL 0361
ESOL Writing 1
ESOL 0371
ESOL Oral Communication 1
ESOL 0381
ESOL Grammar 2
ESOL 0392
ESOL Reading 2
ESOL 0362
ESOL Writing 2
ESOL 0372
ESOL Oral Communication 2
ESOL 0382
ESOL Grammar 3
ESOL 0393
ESOL Reading 3
ESOL 0363
ESOL Writing 3
ESOL 0373
ESOL Oral Communication 3
ESOL 0383
ESOL Grammar 4
ESOL 0394
ESOL Reading 4
ESOL 0364
ESOL Writing 4
ESOL 0374
ESOL Oral Communication 4
ESOL 0384
ESOL Grammar 5
ESOL 0395
ESOL Reading 5
ESOL 0365
ESOL Writing 5
ESOL 0375
ESOL Language Skills Workshop
ESOL 0308

 

SEMESTER START DATE END DATE
Spring 2019 (16 weeks) January 14, 2019 May 12, 2019
Summer I 2019 (6 weeks) June 3, 2019 July 9, 2019
Summer II 2019 (6 weeks) July 11, 2019 August 18, 2019
Fall 2019 (16 weeks) August 26, 2019 December 15, 2019

Contact Us

Advisors are always ready and willing to help with anything you might need. The ESOL Center is located in the Student Service Area of the Fairbanks Center campus.

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