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 2017 – 2018
Registration June 30 – August 28
Classes – August 28 – October 6
Registration September 22 – October 16
Classes – October 16 – December 1
Session 3Registration November 10 – January 16
Classes – January 16 – February 23
Session 4Registration February 15 – March 19
Classes – March 19 – April 27
Registration April 8 – 30
Classes – April 30 – June 8
Registration May 14 – June 11
Classes – June 11 – July 20
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), or a credit will 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.
Classes are small, with a minimum of five students. Small classes mean 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 the 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.