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.

 

ZOOM LOBBY SCHEDULE FOR CE INTENSIVE ENGLISH
  AM PM
Mondays 9:00 - 11:00 2:00 - 4:00
Tuesdays 9:00 - 11:00 4:00 - 7:00
Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:00 2:00 - 4:00
Thursdays 9:00 - 11:00 4:00 - 7:00

 

 

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 – SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN JUNE 2 & JUNE 7.

SCHEDULE – FALL (2021), SPRING (2022), SUMMER (2022)

FALL, 2021 - FULL-TIME (Four Classes per semester)

  • Full-Time: 30 - Oct. 20 - Dec.15.
  • Full-Time Second Start: Sept. 8 – Dec. 16

Fall, 2021 Part-Time (Two Classes per semester)

  • Part-time: Sept. 9 - Dec. 16 (MW); Sept. 13 - Dec. 6 (TTh)
  • Part-time Second Start: Sept. 27 - Dec. 8 (MW); Sept. 28 - Dec. 7 (TTh)

 


SPRING, 2022 - FULL-TIME (Four Classes per semester)

  • Full-time: Jan. 18 – May 12
  • Full-Time Second Start: Feb. 7 – May 19

SPRING, 2022 – PART-TIME (Two Courses per semester)

  • Part-time: 24 – May 16 (MW); Jan. 26 – May 5 (TTh)
  • Part-time Second Start: 14 – May 16 (MW); Feb. 15 – May 3 (TTh)

 


SUMMER, 2022 – FULL-TIME (Four Classes per Semester)

  • Full-time: Jun. 1 – Aug. 11
  • Part-time: 6 – Aug. 15 (MW); Jun. 7 – Aug. 16 (TTh)

SUMMER, 2022 – PART-TIME (Two Classes per Semester)

  • Part-time: Jun. 6 - Aug. 15 (MW); Jun. 7 - Aug. 16 (TTh)

 

NOTE: For the Part-Time CE Intensive English:

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

 

Tuition for Levels Intro, 1 and 2 Courses 

(Full-Time Enrollment):

Cost

Full-Time (4 Courses per semester)

Part-Time (2 Courses)

In-District (Level 1)

$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 level; it will take two semesters (Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday) to complete a level

 

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 and Testing for New Students

July 10, 2021

  • Alief Bissonnet at 10:00 AM (Testing)

 

July 17, 2021

  • Alief Bissonnet at 10:00 AM (Testing)

 

July 19, 2021

  • Katy at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

July 20, 2021

  • Central 2:00 PM

 

July 21, 2021

  • Spring Branch at 2:00 p.m. (Testing)

 

July 22, 2021

  • West Loop at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

July 23, 2021

  • West Loop at 10:00 AM

 

July 24, 2021

  •  Alief Bissonnet at 10:00 AM (Testing)

 

July 26, 2021

  • Katy at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

July 27, 2021

  • Central at 2:00 PM

 

July 28, 2021

  • Spring Branch at 2:00 p.m. (Testing)

 

July 29, 2021

  • West Loop at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

July 30, 2021

  • West Loop at 10:00 AM

 

July 31, 2021

  • Alief Bissonnet at 10:00 AM (Testing)

 

August 2, 2021

  • Katy at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

August 3, 2021

  • Central at 2:00 PM
  • Alief Hayes at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

August 4, 2021

  • Spring Branch at 2:00 PM (Testing)

 

August 5, 2021

  • West Loop at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

August 6, 2021 

  • West Loop at 10:00 AM

 

August 7, 2021

  • Alief Bissonnet at 10:00 AM

 

August 9, 2021

  • Katy at 6:00 PM

 

August 10, 2021

  • Central at 2:00 PM
  • Alief Hayes at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

August 11, 2021

  • Spring Branch at 2:00 PM

 

August 12, 2021

  • West Loop at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

August 13, 2021

  • West Loop at 10:00 AM

 

August 14, 2021

  • Alief Bissonnet at 10:00 AM (Testing)

 

 August 16, 2021

  • Katy at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

August 17, 2021

  • Central at 2:00 PM
  • Alief Hayes at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

August 18, 2021

  • Spring Branch at 2:00 PM (Testing)

 

 August 19, 2021

  • West Loop at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

August 20, 2021

  • West Loop at 10:00 AM

 

August 21, 2021

  • Alief Bissonnet at 10:00 AM

 

August 23, 2021

  • Katy at 6:00 PM (Testing)

August 24, 2021

  • Central at 2:00 PM
  • Alief Hayes at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

August 25, 2021

  • Spring Branch at 2:00 PM (Testing)
  • West Loop at 6:00 PM (Testing) 

 

 August 26, 2021

 

August 27, 2021

  • West Loop at 10:00 AM

 

August 28, 2021

  •  Alief Bissonnet at 10:00 AM (Testing)

 

August 30, 2021

  • Katy at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

August 31, 2021

  • Alief Hayes at 6:00 PM
  • Central at 2:00 PM

 

September 1, 2021

  • Katy at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

September 2, 2021

  •  West Loop at 6:00 PM

 

September 3, 2021

  • West Loop at 10:00 AM

 

September 7, 2021

  •  Central at 2:00 PM

 

September 8, 2021

  • Spring Branch at 2:00 PM

 

September 9, 2021

  •  West Loop at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

September 10, 2021

  • West Loop at 10:00 AM

 

September 11, 2021

  •  Alief Bissonnet at 10:00 AM (Testing)

 

September 13, 2021

  • Katy at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

September 15, 2021

  •  Spring Branch at 2:00 PM (Testing)

 

September 18, 2021

  • Alief Bissonnet at 10:00 AM (Testing)

 

September 20, 2021

  •  Katy at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

September 20, 2021

  • Spring Branch at 2:00 PM (Testing)

 

September 22, 2021

  •  Katy at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

September 25, 2021

  • Alief Bissonnet at 10:00 AM (Testing)

 

September 27, 2021

  •  Katy at 6:00 PM (Testing)

 

September 20, 2021

  • Spring Branch at 2:00 PM (Testing)

 

For more information please contact:

Central - patricia.castro@hccs.edu 
SW - daniel.benitez@hccs.edu 
NW/Alief Hayes/Bissonnet - cathy.davis1@hccs.edu or jose.lopez@hccs.edu 
NW/Katy - maria.lamshing@hccs.edu 
NW/Spring Branch - juanita.lopez@hccs.edu  or bryan.mejia@hccs.edu
SW - carina.mejia@hccs.edu

HCC Alief Bissonnet Center, 13803 Bissonnet, 77083
CE Office: 713.718.5349

HCC Alief Hayes Campus, 2811 Hayes Rd., 77082
CE Office: 713.718.6769

HCC Central Campus, SJAC, 1300 Holman St., 77004
CE Office: 713.718.7557 or 713.718.7558

HCC Eastside Campus
Felix Morales Bldg., 6815 Rustic, 77087
CE Office: 713.718.7720 or 713.718.7204

HCC West Loop, 5601 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77081
CE Office: 713.718.7720 or 713.718.7581

HCC Katy Campus, 1550 Foxlake Dr., 77084
CE Office: 713.718.6689 or 713.718.5722

 

Maria Bazan-Myrick

Program Director, CE Languages

Suite 119 1300 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004