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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Language barriers are a common challenge in the classroom and can be a major source of frustration. Students who want to better communicate in all settings will benefit from ESOL classes. Lone Star College offers a wide variety of ESOL programs to meet the diverse needs of the community. Classes are offered during the day, at night, and on weekends.

Click here for a printable PDF about Lone Star College's ESOL programs (in English and Spanish).

What is ESOL?

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) are classes designed to help students improve their English language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

ESOL can be abbreviated as ESL (English as a Second Language).  Because some of our students might speak more than one or two languages, the term ESOL is preferred and more appropriate. ESOL classes are available at several LSC campuses and satellite centers.

Why take ESOL Courses?

People have different reasons to learn English.  For some it is a matter of adaptation to their new place of residence, for others it means the possibility to obtain a better job.  Some general benefits include:

  • Improve communication skills with other people such as teachers, co-workers, doctors and neighbors.
  • Increase or improve employment opportunities.
  • Become more independent. Do not have to depend on a translator.
  • Become an involved community member.
  • Expand your education and career opportunities.
  • Personal growth.
  • Be an example to others.
  • Meet new people and make new friends – expand the support system.

Courses

COMGC 2100001 Listening and Speaking for the Workplace I
COMGC 2100104 Listening and Speaking for the Workplace II
COMGC 2100402 Listening and Speaking for the Workplace III
COMGC 2100501 Listening and Speaking for the Workplace IV

COMGC 2100002 Reading and Writing for the Workplace I
COMGC 2100105 Reading and Writing for the Workplace II
COMGC 2100403 Reading and Writing for the Workplace III
COMGC 2100502 Reading and Writing for the Workplace IV
COMGC 2100310 Conversation for the Workplace I
COMGC 2100311 Conversation for the Workplace II
COMGC 2101102 Conversation for the Workplace III
COMGC 2101103 Conversation for the Workplace IV
COMGC 2101501 Pronunciation Improvement for the Workplace I
COMGC 2101502 Pronunciation Improvement for the Workplace II

 

Course Information

CEUs: 48
Contact hours: 48 hours
Course length: six or eight weeks
Cost: $139 per course
Campuses offered: LSC CyFair, LSC North Harris, LSC Montgomery, LSC University Park