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LSC-North Harris ESOL

Program Description

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 SEA Center - English 
  • 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)

LSC-North Harris offers three English programs:  Intensive English Program (IEP), Communication for the Workplace, and Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Intensive English Program – Academic preparationESOL Classroom Picture         
The Intensive English program at LSC – North Harris is the first community college IE program in the US to be accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).  The program is also a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). 
The 5-level IE program aims to prepare ESOL students for college-level study.  The courses are divided into four strands: grammar, reading, writing, and oral communication.  There are also additional courses available in pronunciation and theater arts.
Students may register for the Intensive English Program either as a Credit (academic) student or as a Continuing Education student (no visa requirements).
Intensive English classes are available during fall, spring, and summer semesters:
  • Fall semester - August to December
  • Spring semester - January to May
  • Summer semester - June to August

Communication for the Workplace – Beginning-level English for life and work

These Continuing Education (CE) courses are designed for non-credit students who want to improve their English for professional or personal reasons without college entrance as a focus. The courses provide 4 levels of instruction from beginning to intermediate levels, and are “integrated skills,” including listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Basic ESL - Adult Basic Education – Free English classes

Basic ESL classes help students acquire basic "survival English" skills that will help them in their everyday life and assist them in situations such as finding housing, shopping, and communicating at work.  Classes are for true beginners with little or no previous ESL instruction.  Classes are free and open to adults 18 years and older. 

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)

Colin Ward, Department Chair

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.

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