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Languages

Foreign Language and English Enhancement - Languages


 

English

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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.

Class Structure

Classes are small, with a minimum of five students. Each class is 90 minutes in length and is held once a week for seven 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.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

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.

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.

Noncredit Offerings

All classes are offered on a noncredit basis. If you have additional questions, please call the Foreign Language Program Office at 281-283-3033.

Location

The Foreign Language Program Office is located in the Bayou Building, Suite 1618.

Professional and Continuing Education

The English Enhancement Program is offered by the Foreign Language Program, which is a part of the School of Human Sciences and Humanities.

Chinese

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The Foreign Language Program at the UHCL offers Mandarin Chinese in all levels from beginner (no previous study) to advanced. Communicating In Chinese By: Cynthia Ning Published by: Far Eastern Publications, Yale University Available at the UHCL Bookstore.

French

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The Foreign Language Program at UHCL offers French 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, Michel Verdelhan. Published By: CLE International. Available at the UHCL Bookstore.

German

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The Foreign Language Program at UHCL offers German 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

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The Foreign Language Program at the UHCL offers classes in Italian upon request.

Japanese

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The Foreign Language Program at UHCL offers Japanese 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

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The Foreign Language Program at the UHCL offers classes in Polish upon request.

Portuguese

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The Foreign Language Program at the UHCL offers classes in Portuguese upon request.

Russian

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The Foreign Language Program at UHCL offers Russian 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

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The Foreign Language Program at UHCL offers Spanish at all levels from beginner (no previous study) to advanced. Beginning Text* Texts: Open Door To Spanish I, II. By: Margarita Madrigal. Published by: Prentice Hall. *Available at the UHCL Bookstore.

Vietnamese

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The Foreign Language Program at the UHCL offers classes in Vietnamese upon request.

Last updated: 06/29/2016 UTC
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