Foreign Language and English Enhancement Program

Learning a New Language is Fun

The Foreign Language Program at University of Houston-Clear Lake offers a variety of foreign languages and English Enhancement for foreign professionals.

  • Academic calendar 2017 – 2018
  • Session 1

    Registration June 30 – August 28
    Classes – August 28 – October 6

  • Session 2

    Registration September 22 – October 16
    Classes – October 16 – December 1

  • Session 3
    Registration November 10 – January 16    
    Classes – January 16 – February 23
  • Session 4
    Registration February 15 – March 19      
    Classes – March 19 – April 27
  • Session 5

    Registration April 8 – 30    
    Classes –  April 30 – June 8

  • Session 6

    Registration May 14 – June 11
    Classes – June 11 – July 20

Registration        

Registration for a foreign language class may be done online, by mail, or in person in our office. Fees are payable in advance for the entire session. Fees are not refundable except to students who withdraw before the first class meeting,($30 will be deducted from refund checks), or a credit will be given for the next session. Students may pay by Mastercard, Visa, or Discover on our secure server. Parking permits may be obtained from the Foreign Language Program Office for parking in lot D at the low cost of $5.

 Register

  Class Environment     
 

Classes are small, with a minimum of five students. Small classes mean that students receive personal attention from the teacher, and they are able to form friendships with others in a comfortable, stress-free atmosphere. Students come from all parts of the Bay Area and represent all age groups and professions.

  Instruction 
 

The emphasis is on the development of conversational skills, and the method is totally oral. Students are speaking in the desired language from the first class meeting, and the grammar is learned while practicing oral drills with other students. These dialogues contain the practical vocabulary necessary for everyday situations encountered abroad. The oral method encourages students to think in the language more quickly than in traditional methods of language teaching. The teachers all possess native fluency, advanced degrees in the language, and experience in teaching with the oral method.

  Text Books and Audio Materials        
  Tuition fees do not include books and audio materials. Textbooks are for sale in the University Bookstore.
  Noncredit Offerings and CEU Credit     
  All classes are offered on a noncredit basis. Course participants may receive Continuing Education Units upon satisfactory completion of their classes. CEU registration forms maybe obtained by calling 281-283-3033. There is a $10 charge for CEU certificates.
  English as a Second Language
  English as a Second Language  will compliment our ongoing program of English Enhancement for Foreign Professionals. In addition, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese will be offered several times during the academic year.     Persons who require special accommodations in order to participate in a Foreign Language Program Course should contact the office at 281-283-3033 at least 10 working days prior to the start of the course.