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LSC-CyFair ESOL (ESL) Department

Accredited by CEAThe 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
Fall 2019 August 26, 2019 December 15, 2019
Spring 2020 January 13, 2019 May 10, 2019
Summer I 2020 June 1, 2020 July 7, 2020
Fall 2020 September 8, 2020 December 13, 2020

Please register early to get in the class you want!

Course Schedules

Covid-19 Registration Process for ESOL

  1. Apply to Lone Star College
  2. Contact ESOL Advisor, Tatiana Cortez
    Phone: 713-373-5263

Current Students: Contact ESOL Advisor to enroll in Summer or Fall Classes.

Contact Information - ESOL Students

Contact the ESOL Student Advisor Tatiana Cortez (Email: and Phone: 713-373-5263) for questions regarding the following:

  • Advising
  • Tuition Fees
  • Placement Exams
  • Registration of ESOL classes

Contact Information - International Students

F-1 Admissions questions during the Application Period should be sent to:

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 a F-1 student visa/status which requires full-time studies for one of our Associates degree program. 

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

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Department

LSC-CyFair – TECH 216J
Email: Rebecca Royer
Phone: 281.290.5927

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