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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Degrees and Certificates

Learn more about the Degrees and Certificates offered by this program by visiting the HCC Catalog.

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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.

 

CE Intensive English Virtual Services Lobby

CE Intensive English Virtual Services Lobby

 

ZOOM LOBBY SCHEDULE FOR CE INTENSIVE ENGLISH
  AM PM
Mondays 9:00 - 11:00 4:00 - 7:00
Tuesdays 9:00 - 11:00 2:00 - 4:00
Wednesdays 9:00 - 11:00 4:00 - 7:00
Thursdays 9:00 - 11:00 2:00 - 4:00
Fridays 9:00 – 1:00  

 

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 (2022), SPRING (2023), SUMMER (2023)

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

  • Full-Time: August 30 - December 15
  • Full-Time Second Start: Sept. 6 – Dec. 15

 

Fall, 2022 Part-Time (Two Classes per semester)

  • Part-time: Sept. 12 - Dec. 7 (MW); Sept. 6 - Dec. 15 (TTh)
  • Part-time Second Start: Sept. 26 - Dec. 7 (MW); Sept. 27 - Dec. 8 (TTh)

 


SPRING, 2023 - FULL-TIME (Four Classes per semester)

  • Full-time: Jan. 17 – May 09
  • Full-Time Second Start: Feb. 1 – May 29

 

SPRING, 2023 – PART-TIME (Two Courses per semester)

  • Part-time: January 24 – May 4 (MW); Jan. 23 – May 15 (TTh)
  • Part-time Second Start: February 13 – May 15 (MW); Feb. 7 – May 18 (TTh)

 


SUMMER, 2023 – FULL-TIME (Four Classes per Semester)

  • Full-time: Jun. 1 – Aug. 10

 

SUMMER, 2023 – PART-TIME (Two Classes per Semester)

  • Part-time: Jun. 6 - Aug. 16 (MW); Jun. 6 - Aug. 15 (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  Placement Testing for New Students

Fall 2022 New Student Orientation & Testing

Day  Date  Site  Time 

Monday

 July 18, 2022  Katy & Spring Branch   6:00 PM (Testing)

Tuesday

July 19, 2022  Central  2:00 PM (Orientation)

Wednesday

 July 20,2022 Katy & Spring Branch  3:00 PM (Testing)

Thursday

 July 21,2022 West Loop  6:00 PM (Testing)

Friday

 July 22,2022  West Loop  10:00 AM (Orientation)

Friday

 July 22,2022  Alief Bissonnet  10:00 AM (Testing)

Monday

 July 25,2022  Katy & Spring Branch  6:00 PM (Testing)

Tuesday

 July 26,2022  Central   2:00 PM (Orientation)

Wednesday

 July 27,2022 Katy & Spring Branch    3:00 PM (Testing)

Thursday

 July 28,2022  West Loop  6:00 PM (Testing)

Friday

 July 29, 2022  West Loop  10:00 AM (Orientation)

Friday

 July 29, 2022  Alief Bissonnet   10:00 AM (Testing)

Monday

 Aug 01,2022 Katy & Spring Branch  6:00 PM (Testing)

Tuesday

 Aug 02,2022 Central  2:00 PM (Orientation)

Wednesday

 Aug 03,2022 Katy & Spring Branch  3:00 PM (Testing)

Thursday

 Aug 04,2022 West Loop  6:00 PM (Testing)

Friday

 Aug 05,2022  West Loop  10:00 AM (Orientation)

Friday

 Aug 05,2022  Alief Bissonnet  10:00 AM (Testing)

Monday 

 Aug 08,2022  Katy & Spring Branch  6:00 PM (Testing)

Tuesday

 Aug 09,2022  Central   2:00 PM (Orientation)

Wednesday

 Aug 10,2022  Katy & Spring Branch  3:00 PM (Testing)

Thursday

 Aug 11,2022  West Loop  6:00 PM (Testing)

Friday

 Aug 12,2022  West Loop  10:00 AM (Orientation)

Friday

 Aug 12,2022  Alief Bissonnet  10:00 AM (Testing)

Monday

 Aug 15,2022 Katy & Spring Branch  6:00 PM (Testing)

Tuesday

 Aug 16,2022  Central  2:00 PM (Orientation) 

Wednesday

 Aug 17,2022 Katy & Spring Branch  3:00 PM (Testing)

Thursday

 Aug 18,2022  Westloop  6:00 PM (Testing)

Friday

 Aug 19,2022  Westloop  10:00 AM (Orientation)

Friday

 Aug 19,2022  Alief Bissonnet  10:00 AM (Testing)

Monday

 Aug 22,2022  Katy & Spring Branch  6:00 PM (Testing)

Tuesday

 Aug 23,2022  Central  2:00 PM (Orientation) 

Wednesday

 Aug 24,2022  Katy & Spring Branch  3:00 PM (Testing)

Thursday

 Aug 25,2022  Westloop  6:00 PM (Testing)

Friday

 Aug 26,2022  Westloop  10:00 AM (Orientation)

Friday

 Aug 26,2022  Alief Bissonnet  10:00 AM (Testing)

Monday

 Aug 29,2022  Katy & Spring Branch  6:00 PM (Testing)

Tuesday

 Aug 30,2022  Central  2:00 PM (Orientation)

Wednesday

 Aug 31,2022  Katy & Spring Branch  3:00 PM (Testing)

Thursday

 Sept 01,2022  Westloop  6:00 PM (Testing)

Friday

 Sept 02,2022  Westloop  10:00 AM (Orientation)

Friday

 Sept 02,2022 Alief Bissonnet  10:00 AM (Testing)

Tuesday

 Sept 06,2022  Central   2:00 PM (Orientation) 

Wednesday

 Sept 07,2022  Katy & Spring Branch  3:00 PM (Testing)

Thursday

 Sept 08,2022  Westloop  6:00 PM (Testing)

Friday

 Sept 09,2022  Westloop  10:00 AM (Orientation)

Friday

 Sept 09,2022   Alief Bissonnet  10:00 AM (Testing)

 

CE Languages

For more information please contact:

Central – patricia.castro@hccs.edu
SE/Eastside – patricia.castro@hccs.edu 
NW/Alief Hayes/Bissonnet - juanita.lopez@hccs.edu 
NW/Alief Bissonnet - juanita.lopez@hccs.edu 
NW/Katy - maria.lamshing@hccs.edu 
NE/Northline - juanita.lopez@hccs.edu 
NW/Spring Branch - bryan.mejia@hccs.edu 
SW - juanita.lopez@hccs.edu  or  patricia.castro@hccs.edu