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Learn English with Us!

ESOL courses at Lone Star College-North Harris are designed for students who are interested in improving their English skills, including grammar, writing, listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

ESOL classes are designed for students who want to:

  • find a better job
  • take college-level (university) classes to study for a career
  • improve their day-to-day communication

LSC-North Harris offers a variety of facilities and services to our students:

  • Flexible schedules: day and evening classes
  • Financial aid for citizens and permanent residents who qualify
  • Free access to the computer laboratories
  • Free tutoring at the English Tutoring Center
  • Workshops and support groups
  • Computer laboratory with e-mail and Internet access
  • Sports and athletics: intramural sports, gymnasium, tennis courts, track
  • 29 student organizations and clubs, including the International Student Alliance (ISA)

Academic ESOL Program

The Academic ESOL program at LSC - North Harris is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Students may register for the Academic ESOL program as a Credit (academic) student or as a Continuing Education student (no visa requirements).   Academic ESOL courses occur during the fall, spring, and summer semesters:

  • Fall - August to December (16 weeks)
  • Spring - January to May (16 weeks)
  • Summer - June to July (6 weeks)

For current Fall, Spring, and Summer Course Schedules, please click here.


The Academic ESOL program aims ot prepare ESOL students for college-level study.  The courses are divided into four subject areas:  grammar, reading, writing, and oral communication.  The chart below shows the 20 main courses that are part of the Academic ESOL curriculum 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

 

Basic English Classes

The Academic ESOL Program also offers Basic English courses for beginners, including a 8-week course on basic listening, pronunciation and reading, and another 8-week course on basic grammar and writing.  Students interested in these courses should viisit the ESOL Center to register. 
 

ESOL Center

The ESOL Center offers complete service for new and returning ESOL Students.  The process includes information about classes, filling out an application, taking a placement test, registering for courses, and advising for other student questions and concerns.  The ESOL Center is located in the Student Services Building of the LSC-North Harris campus, Room SB-108.

For more information , please contact:

Margaret Ghazi, ESOL Student Coordinator
281-765-7822  (Se habla español)
mghazi@lonestar.edu

 

Colin Ward, Department Chair
281-618-5497 
colin.s.ward@lonestar.edu

 

                                           


Watch a video about our ESOL Program at North Harris

Mission Statement

The mission of the Lone Star College-North Harris ESOL Program is to provide a dynamic learning community distinguished by excellence in teaching, allowing non-native English speakers to acquire English language and cultural adaptation skills that are essential for functioning and succeeding in academic, workplace, and social environments.