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Foreign Language and English Enhancement Program

Important COVID-19 Update

In response to the CDC's recommendations for social distancing, all Foreign Language classes will be offered online until further notice. Registration will be handled online as well.

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.


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.

Learn a new language or build your skills with a fluent, professional instructor in the noncredit UHCL Foreign Language Program. These courses are open to the community and include Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, German, Russian, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian and more upon request. We also offer English Enhancement for foreign professionals.

  • Academic Calendar 2021/2022
  • Session 1
    Aug. 23 - Oct. 1
  • Session 2
    Oct. 11 - Nov. 19
  • Session 3
    Jan. 18 - Feb. 25
  • Session 4
    March 21 - April 29
  • Session 5
    May 2 - June 10
  • Session 6
    June 13 - July 22

Registration        

All registrations are online until further notice. Fees are payable in advance for the entire session. Fees are not refundable except to students who withdraw before the first class meeting, and $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. 

*After registering, you will receive an email from your instructor with Zoom login details.

 Register

Parking

To park on campus at anytime this semester, please register for a parking permit by visiting the UHCL Parking Services Portal. Register at this link, then contact Christopher M. Baker at bakerch@uhcl.edu and 281-283-2253. He will create an account, and you will be able to purchase a permit for $5 online.

Course Information

Class Environment     

Classes are small, with a minimum of five students. In our small classes, you'll receive personal attention from the teacher and form friendships with other students. We strive to create a comfortable, stress-free atmosphere. Students come from all parts of Bay Area and represent all age groups and professions.

Instruction 

We focus on conversational skills, and the method is totally oral. You will be speaking in the desired language from the first class meeting. You will also learn grammar by practicing oral drills with other students. Our drills use 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.

Our teachers all have 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.