Languages

Foreign Language and English Enhancement Program

The English Enhancement Program is designed to assist foreign professionals in the development of conversational skills in English. The classes are directed to those professionals who have already studied the grammatical principles of the English language, yet are still unable to converse fluently. The emphasis in the classroom is on the following aspects of the spoken language: correction of pronunciation, intonation, common English speech patterns, vocabulary building, idiomatic usage. All classes are offered on a noncredit basis.

In addition, a program of English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered for the beginning student, incorporating writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills. Cultural aspects of American life and grammatical instruction are integral parts of the curriculum.

Class Structure

Classes are small, with a minimum of five students. Classes are held for 90 minutes once a week for six weeks. Classes are divided into sections, matching the level of proficiency of the students. English classes are held in the Bayou Building and are also available at the worksite.

CEU Credit

Course participants may receive Continuing Education Units (CEU) upon satisfactory completion of their classes. CEU registration forms may be obtained by calling: 281-283-3033. There is a $10 charge for CEU certificates.

Registration

Registration for a foreign language may be done by mail, fax, or phone. 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. Parking stickers may be obtained from the University Police for UHCL parking lot D.

Text Books and Audio Materials

Tuition fees do not include books and audio materials. Textbooks are sold in the University Bookstore.

Foreign Languages Offered

  Chinese
 

Mandarin Chinese offered at all levels from beginner (no previous study) to advanced. Text: Communicating In Chinese by Cynthia Ning; published by Far Eastern Publications, Yale University. Available at the UHCL Bookstore.

  French
 

French offered at all levels from beginner (no previous study) to advanced. Text: Le Nouveau Sans Frontières I, II, III by Philipe Dominique, Jacky Girardet, Michèle Verdelhan and Michel Verdelhan; published by CLE International. Available at the UHCL Bookstore.

  German
  German offered at all levels from beginner (no previous study) to advanced. Text: Deutsch Aktiv Neu I, II, by Gerd Neuner, Theo Scherling, Reiner Schmidt and Heinz Wilms; published by Langenscheidt. Available at the UHCL Bookstore.
  Italian
  Classes offered upon request.
  Japanese
  Japanese offered at all levels from beginner (no previous study) to advanced. Text: Japanese For Busy People I, II by AJALT; published by Kodansha International. Available at the UHCL Bookstore.
  Polish
  Classes offered upon request.
  Portuguese
  Classes offered upon request.
  Russian
  Russian offered at all levels from beginner (no previous study) to advanced. Text: Golosa I, II by Richard Robin, Joanna Robin and Kathryn Henry; published by Prentice Hall. Available at the UHCL Bookstore.
  Spanish
  Spanish offered at all levels from beginner (no previous study) to advanced. Text: Open Door To Spanish I, II by Margarita Madrigal; published by Prentice Hall. Available at the UHCL Bookstore.
  Vietnamese
  Classes offered upon request