The 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.
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.
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: