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
Fall 2014 August 25, 2014 December 14, 2014
Spring 2015 January 12, 2015 May 10, 2015
Summer I 2015 June 1, 2015 July 7, 2015
Sumer II 2015 July 9, 2015 August 16, 2015

Please register early to get in the class you want!

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Contact Information

Contact the International Student Advisor
Regarding questions about I-20s, F-1 Visa requirements
Attn: Henry Phan
Phone: 832.482.1031

Contact the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Department 
LSC-CyFair – TECH 216J
Attn: 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!