LSC-North Harris - ESOL

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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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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 Center for Reading and Writing
  • 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)

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Academic ESOL Program

The Academic ESOL program at LSC - North Harris is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Students may register for the Academic ESOL program as a Credit (academic) student or as a Continuing Education student (no visa requirements).   Academic ESOL courses occur during the fall, spring, and summer semesters:

  • Fall - August to December (16 weeks)
  • Spring - January to May (16 weeks)
  • Summer - June/July or July/August (6 weeks)

For current Fall, Spring, and Summer Course Schedules, please click here.

The Academic ESOL program aims ot prepare ESOL students for college-level study.  The courses are divided into four subject areas:  grammar, reading, writing, and oral communication.  The chart below shows the courses that are part of the Academic ESOL curriculum at Lone Star College.  Click on each course for its description and course outcomes.





 ESOL Grammar 1
ESOL 0391

ESOL Reading 1
ESOL 0361

 ESOL Writing 1
ESOL 0371

 ESOL Oral
Communication 1

ESOL 0308

 ESOL Grammar 2
ESOL 0392

ESOL Reading 2
ESOL 0362

 ESOL Writing 2
ESOL 0372

 ESOL Oral
Communication 2

ESOL 0382

ESOL Grammar 3
ESOL 0393

 ESOL Reading 3
ESOL 0363

 ESOL Writing 3
ESOL 0373

 ESOL Oral
Communication 3

ESOL 0383

ESOL Grammar 4
ESOL 0394

 ESOL Reading 4
ESOL 0364

 ESOL Writing 4
ESOL 0374

 ESOL Advanced Listening
and Speaking
ESOL 0384

ESOL Grammar for Writing 5
ESOL 0395

ESOL Integrated Reading / Writing
ESOL 0310

 ESOL Language
Skills Workshop

ESOL 0308

*ESOL Grammar 1 and ESOL Writing 1 are a Learning Community and must be taken together. 
*ESOL Grammar 2 and ESOL Writing 2 are a Learning Community and must be taken together. 

ESOL Center

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 SSB-108.

For more information , please contact:

Fernando Cardenas
ESOL Student Advisor 
281-765-7822  (Se habla español)

Erin Miller
Lead Faculty of ESOL
281-618-5584 (Se habla español)

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