English for Speakers of Other Languages (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 (CE) English for Speakers of Other Languages - Adult Education and Literacy (AEL)
ESOL classes focus on giving students the knowledge and skills that will enable them to use the English language in their daily lives, activities, and workplace. Lessons are competency-based and cover topics such as shopping, community services, school, health, and emergencies. 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 advanced student; including those who have very limited reading and writing ability. The
Continuing Education (CE) ESOL - 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.
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 offerings are based on demand and the space is limited. Learn More »
For more information on registration and eligibility, contact:
ESOL / AEL Office
250 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Suite 200
Houston, TX 77060
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 »
Offerings Available at All Campuses
- LSC-CyFair ESOL
- LSC-Greenspoint ESOL
- LSC-Kingwood ESOL
- LSC-Montgomery ESOL
- LSC-North Harris ESOL
- LSC-Tomball ESOL
- LSC-University Park ESOL
For More Information
- Contact Information: English for Speakers of Other Languages Department.
- Future students: Ready to apply to Lone Star College? Apply for Admission today!
- Current Students: Ready to register for credit courses? Register now
- CE Students Contact: gcadulted@LoneStar.edu or 281.260.3576