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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Academic ESOL

Academic ESOL focuses on academic-bound students. It emphasizes preparation for college study while at the same time teaches students about American culture and English for everyday living, and communication with Americans. We offer academic courses in reading, writing, oral communication, and grammar.

There are five levels of instruction for reading, writing, and grammar and four levels for oral communication. Learn More »

Continuing Education ESOL - Adult Education and Literacy

The CE - Adult Education and Literacy Program at Lone Star College provides pathways for adults to earn their High School Equivalency and improve their English language. Other programs offered in the AEL program include English Literacy and Civics, and Workforce Education and Training Certificates in Allied Health, Business and Trade Careers.

ESOL classes focus on English language skills for everyday situations like shopping, requesting services, attending school or going to work. Students will improve their English skills and feel confident when communicating with other English speakers.  ESOL classes are designed for the true beginner up to the high intermediate student; including those who have very limited reading and writing ability.  

Courses in the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program are free.  Classes are available at several locations within the Lone Star College (LSC) System and at other offsite locations.  Courses are offered based on demand.
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Basic ESOL Adult Education and Literacy

Basic ESL focuses on survival classes for students who primarily want to learn English for everyday life, employment skills enhancement, and to assist them in situations such as obtaining housing, shopping, and communicating at work. These classes are for true beginners, including those who have very limited reading and writing ability.

Instruction in the Basic English classes is free, and these classes are offered only at LSC-North Harris. Open to adults over the age of 18 who need to improve their basic education for personal, academic, or employment goals. Students 17 and older can enroll in these classes provided they have officially withdrawn from school, and have a signed parental permission. Learn More »

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