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Foreign Language and English Enhancement Program

Important COVID-19 Update

In response to the CDC's recommendations for social distancing, we have canceled our fourth session of classes (see schedule below). Sessions 5 and 6 are scheduled to begin on May 4 and June 15 respectively, pending UHCL's return to face-to-face campus activities.

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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 2019 – 2020
  • Session 1
    Registration: June 21 – August 26, 2019
    Classes: August 26 – October 7, 2019
  • Session 2
    Registration: September 20 – October 14, 2019
    Classes: October 14 – November 22, 2019
  • Session 3
    Registration: November 10, 2019 – January 21, 2020     
    Classes: January 21 – February 28, 2020
  • Session 4
    Registration: February 15 – March 16, 2020     
    Classes: March 16 – April 24, 2020 (Canceled)
  • Session 5
    Registration: April 3 – May 15, 2020     
    Classes: May 4 – June 12, 2020 (Subject to change)
  • Session 6
    Registration: May 22 – June 26, 2020
    Classes: June 15– July 24, 2020 (Subject to change)


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). However, a credit can 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.


  Class Environment     

Classes are small, with a minimum of five students. Having small classes means 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 Bay Area and represent all age groups and professions.


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 may be available through online vendors or occasionally at 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  may compliment our ongoing program of English Enhancement for Foreign Professionals. In addition, Brazilian Portuguese 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.