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The ESOL program is designed for non-native English speakers who want to improve their language and culture skills. It is intended for working professionals and students preparing for college study, vocational training, or entry into the workforce. An integrated skills approach for listening, speaking, reading, and writing components is adopted. There are four levels of instruction in the ESOL program, with each level lasting sixteen weeks. Students study from six to twenty-six hours per week in instructor-guided classes.

The mission of Lone Star College-CyFair:

English to Speakers of Other Languages Program is to provide a dynamic learning community, wherein excellence is distinguished by responsiveness and innovation, allowing non-native English speakers to acquire language and cultural adaptation skills necessary to function and succeed in the global society.

Goals of the ESOL Program:

  • Prepare learners for academic success in American college settings
  • Develop communication skills in global workplace environments
  • Enhance intercultural understanding

Please be advised that we do not offer classes for students who have absolutely no knowledge of English. In order to be accepted into the ESOL program at Lone Star College-CyFair, new students need to obtain the following minimum scores on the COMPASS/ESL entrance exam: Reading 38-53, Grammar 42-57, and Listening 42-57.

Si usted es aceptado para estudiar Inglés en Lone Star College-CyFair le informamos que no tenemos cursos para personas que no tienen ningún conocimiento del Inglés. Necesita los siguentes puntos en el examen de admisión: Lectura 38-53, Gramática 42-57 y Habilidades Orales 42-57.

Course Dates

Semester Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 January 16, 2018 May 13, 2018
Summer I 2018 June 4, 2018 July 10, 2018
Summer II 2018 July 12, 2018 August 18, 2018
Fall 2018 August 27, 2018 December 16, 2018

Please register early to get in the class you want!

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Contact Information - ESOL Students

Contact the ESOL Student Advisor for questions regarding the following:

  • Advising
  • Tuition Fees
  • Placement Exams
  • Registration of ESOL classes

Email: Mario Ovalle 

Contact Information - International Students

F-1 Admissions

Please check with USCIS or the U.S. Embassy if your current visa/status allows you to study without the F-1 visa.

Click here if you need to apply for the school’s I-20 in order to apply for a F-1 student visa/status which requires full-time studies for one of our Associates degree program. 

F-1 Admissions questions during the Application Period should be sent to:  CFstudentvisa@lonestar.edu

I-20 Application Period

  • Fall Semester: April 1- July 1 immediately prior to desired semester
  • Spring Semester: September 15- November 1 immediately prior to desired semester

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Department

LSC-CyFair – TECH 216J
Email: Rebecca Royer
Phone: 281.290.5927

What do current and former students have to say about the ESOL program? Watch this video to find out!