LSC-CyFair ESOL (ESL) Department

The ESOL (ESL) 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 (ESL) 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 (ESL) 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 (ESL) program at Lone Star College-CyFair, new students need to obtain the following minimum scores on the ACCUPLACER ESL entrance exam: Reading-46, Language Use-46, and Listening-46.

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-46, Uso De Lenguaje-46 y Habilidades Orales-46.

Course Dates

Semester Start Date End Date
Summer I 2024 June 3, 2024 July 9, 2024
Summer II 2024 July 11, 2024 August 18, 2024
Fall 2024 September 9, 2024 December 15. 2024
Spring 2025 January 27, 2025 May 11, 2025
Summer I 2025 June 2, 2025 July 8, 2025
Summer II 2025 July 10, 2025 August 17, 2025

Please register early to get in the class you want!

Course Schedules

ESOL Student Information

Do you want to take academic English (ESOL) classes?

You need to

  • Visit the Student Services Advising Desk and ask to speak with an ESOL Advisor
  • Email the ESOL Advising Team at CF-ESOLAdvising@lonestar.edu

ESOL Advisors will help you with:

  • Placement
  • Advising
  • Tuition Fees
  • Registration in ESOL classes

Are you an international student on an F-1 Visa?

You need to

I-20 Application Period

  • Fall Semester: April 1 – July 1 immediately prior to desired semester
  • Spring Semester: September 15 – November 1 immediately prior to desired semester

F-1 Admissions

  • Please check with USCIS or the U.S. Embassy if your current visa/status allows you to study without the F-1 visa.
  • Click here if you need to apply for the school’s I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 student visa/status which requires full-time studies in an Lone Star College Associates degree program.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Department

Department Chair: Rebecca Royer, LSC-CyFair Technology Center 216J

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What do current and former students have to say about the ESOL program? Watch this video to find out!

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