Languages - CE Intensive English Program

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About Language Programs

There are several opportunities available at Houston Community College to improve your English language skills. Our Continuing Education (CE) Languages Department teaches Intensive English to college students and adults through a curriculum that helps students learn the English language skills for academic studies in the United States or for Houston Community College Certificate Programs. We have lessons and activities that give you practice with real-life experiences such as filling out forms, reading labels, preparing for college, writing resumes and applying for college or for a job.

We offer introductory, intermediate, and low advanced courses to improve your English-language learning with classes that include, grammar, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Additional Information

Mission and Goals

Our Mission

The Continuing Education Intensive English Department at Houston Community College features a staff of highly-qualified and culturally-sensitive staff and faculty ready to meet the needs of language learners by offering programs designed to improve oral and written communication skills for work, academic, and community.

 

Program Goals

The goals of the CE Intensive English Program are the following:

  • Prepare learners for academic success in the American College settings
  • Develop communication skills in the global workplace environments
  • Enhance intercultural understanding. 

 

 

Overview

The CE Intensive English Program offers three of the 5 levels of the HCC Intensive English Program— Level Intro, Level 1 and Level 2.  Upon completion of the CE Intensive English level 2, students transition to ESOL Level 3 without further testing. 

CE Intensive English Full-time Program

The CE Full-time Intensive English Program is for the student who can study 18 to 20 hours per week.  Students with F1 Visas are required to enroll in the Full-time CE Intensive English if they place in the lower levels.  (Note: F1 or International students will pay out-of-state tuition fees.)

Through the Full-time or Part-time Intensive English Program, you can:

  • Learn the English Language
  • Improve your communication skills in the English language
  • Become fluent and proficient in the English language.
  • Progress to the academic ESOL courses.
  • Prepare for college coursework.

CE Intensive English Part-time Program

The CE Intensive English Part-time Program is for the student who can study only 8 to 9 hours per week. We provide day, afternoon & evening classes beginning every 8 weeks. For more information, contact one of the HCC locations: Alief Bissonnet, Gulfton, Katy, and Spring Branch.

 

 

Admissions and Prerequisites

Admissions

  • Online application at hccs.edu/application
  • Before registration, students must take a placement test to be placed at the appropriate level.

 

What are the prerequisites?

  • Take a placement test
  • Attend a mandatory orientation and information session

The steps for applying for and enrolling in the program are the following:

  1.  Apply online to Houston Community College at hccs.edu/application.
  2. Take the Accuplacer ESL test (for the full-time Intensive English Program)
  3. Attend an orientation session (if you are a new student).
  4. Register and pay tuition for the level designated by your placement test.

To speak with our staff you may call the following numbers:

Central patricia.castro@hccs.edu     713-718-5557  
SW

 daniel.benitez@hccs.edu

carina.mejia@hccs.edu

713-718-7581

713-718-7720

NW/Alief

 cathy.davis1@hccs.edu

jose.lopez@hccs.edu

713-718-5349

713-718-6769

NW/Katy  maria.lamshing@hccs.edu 713-718-6689
NW/Spring Branch

 juanita.lopez@hccs.edu

bryan.mejia@hccs.edu

713-718-5281

713-718-5823

 

International Students

International Students intending to enroll in HCC classes should contact the office of  International Student Services & Abroad (OISS & SA) at:

oiss.international@hccs.edu or call: 713-718-8521 or

visit the website at: hccs.edu/international

 

Attendance

Daily attendance is required for successful completion. A student may be dropped for excessive absences or late arrivals to class.

 

Additional Information

SCHEDULE - FALL CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 27

 

2020 -2021 SCHEDULE – FALL, SPRING, SUMMER SEMESTERS

Full-Time Intensive English: (Monday – Friday)

Fall, 2020 - Sessions:  August 27, - December 16

Spring, 2021 -  Sessions: January 19, - May 13

Summer, 2021 - Sessions: June 1, - August 12


Tuition for Levels Intro, 1 and 2 Courses 

(Full-Time Enrollment):

CostFull-TimePart-Time (2 courses)
In-District $1070 $535
Out-of-State $2414 (Students with F1 Visas)              

*Note: does not include insurance fees

  • In-district/out-of-state—must meet requirements
  • Out-of-state tuition—F1s and other International students
  • Payment plan is available
  • F1 students add insurance fee (consult rates with cashier’s office)
  • Tuition and fees are subject to change
  • Financial aid is not available for this program

 

Part-Time Intensive English:

Students can take two courses per semester to complete the each level; it will take two semesters (Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday) to complete a level

Fall, 2020 - Session: September 9 - December 8

Spring, 2021 -Session: January 25 – May 6

Summer, 2021 - Session: June 7 – August 16

 

COURSES - HOURS - COST - NON-F1

20 Hrs. $87

48 Hrs. $250

60 Hrs. $260

70 Hrs. $275

 

Online Orientation Schedule

CE Intensive English Program - Online Orientations for New Students

July 20, 2020

  • Gulfton at 10:00 AM
  • Katy at 2:30 PM

 

July 21, 2020

  • Central at 2:00 PM

 

July 22, 2020

  • Katy at 2:30 PM Testing
  • Gulfton at 6:00 PM Testing

 

July 23, 2020

  • Gulfton at 6:00 PM

 

July 24, 2020

  • Gulfton at 10:00 AM

 

July 25, 2020

  • ALief Hayes/BISSONNET at 10:00 AM

 

July 27, 2020

  • Gulfton at 10:00 AM
  • Katy at 2:30 PM

 

July 28, 2020

  • Central at 2:00 PM

 

July 29, 2020

  • Katy at 2:30 PM Testing
  • Gulfton at 6:00 PM Testing

 

July 30, 2020

  • Gulfton at 6:00 PM

 

July 31, 2020

  • Gulfton at 10:00 AM

 

August 1, 2020

  • ALief Hayes/BISSONNET at 10:00 AM

 

August 3, 2020

  • Gulfton at 10:00 AM
  • Katy at 2:30 PM

 

August 4, 2020

  • Central at 2:00 PM

 

August 5, 2020

  • Katy at 2:30 PM Testing
  • Gulfton at 6:00 PM Testing

 

August 6, 2020

  • Gulfton at 6:00 PM

 

August 7, 2020

  • Gulfton at 10:00 AM

 

August 8, 2020

  • Alief Hayes/ Bissonnet at 10:00 AM

 

August 10,2020

  • Gulfton at 10:00 AM
  • Katy at 2:30 PM

 

August 11, 2020

  • Central at 2:00 PM

 

August 12, 2020

  • Katy at 2:30 PM Testing
  • Gulfton at 6:00 PM Testing

 

August 13, 2020

  • Gulfton at 6:00 PM

 

August 14, 2020

  • Gulfton at 10:00 AM

 

August 15, 2020

  • Alief Hayes/ Bissonnet at 10:00 AM

 

August 17, 2020

  • Gulfton at 10:00 AM
  • Katy at  2:30 PM

 

August 18, 2020

  • Central at 2:00 PM

 

August 19. 2020

  • Katy at  2:30 PM Testing
  • Gulfton at 6:00 PM Testing

 

August 20, 2020

  • Gulfton at 6:00 PM

 

August 21, 2020

  • Gulfton at 10:00 AM

 

August 22, 2020

  • Alief Hayes/ Bissonnet at 10:00 AM

 

For more information please contact:

 

 

Maria Bazan-Myrick

Program Director, CE Languages

Suite 119 1300 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004