Language & Cultural Courses

Workforce Communication - English

Basic Communication for Workplace

This course addresses essential listening, speaking, reading, writing, and computational skills required by business and industry. Improvement of communication skills as well as study skills related to successful job performance. The course is designed as the workplace literacy course for non-native speakers who have no formal training in English.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Communication for Workplace I

Designed for students whose primary language is other than English. Presentation of industry-related basic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis on high-frequency vocabulary (basic sight words) and phonics; refining oral and written production and listening skills for enhanced job productivity; and increasing control of the English sound system to minimize on the job miscommunication or misperception due to foreign accent. The course provides learners with coping skills and cultural information necessary for written and oral workplace communication. It offers learners the opportunity to develop, practice and apply the basic structures of English, and to perform simple speaking, reading, and writing job-related tasks. Students enrolled in this course should have basic literacy skills in their native language and be familiar with Roman script.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Communication for Workplace II

Improvement in reading vocabulary/comprehension skills, as well as speaking, writing, and listening skills for job success. Focus on recognition and comprehension of idioms, analogies, antonyms, and synonyms, and context clues. Interpretation of factual material and inferences associated with job-related communication. Students increase their degree of fluency, accuracy, and comprehension in listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills necessary to satisfy the job demands. The course expands students’ active vocabulary and comprehension of short paragraphs and enables them to work toward mastery of the major structures of the language as well as the basic mechanics of writing for professional communication.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Communication for Workplace II

This course addresses essential listening, speaking, reading, writing, and computational skills required by business and industry. Improvement of communication skills as well as study skills related to successful job performance. The course is designed as the workplace literacy course for non-native speakers who have no formal training in English.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

English Communication Improvement I

Designed for students whose primary language is other than English. Presentation of industry-related basic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis on high-frequency vocabulary (basic sight words) and phonics; refining oral and written.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

English Communication Improvement II

Provides on-the-job dynamic communicative practice for students whose primary language is other than English, exposing students to the uses of language in a variety of relevant job-related contexts.

English Communications Improvement III (96 hrs)

Designed for students whose primary language is other than English. Presentation of industry-related basic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis on high-frequency vocabulary (basic sight words) and phonics; refining oral and written production and listening skills for enhanced job productivity; and increasing control of the English sound system to minimize on-the-job miscommunication or misperception due to foreign accent.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

English Communications Improvement III (92 hrs)

Improvement in reading vocabulary/comprehension skills, as well as speaking, writing, and listening skills for job success. Focus on recognition and comprehension of idioms, analogies, antonyms, and synonyms, and context clues.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

English for Automotive Industry

Designed for students whose primary language is other than English. Presentation of industry-related basic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Emphasis on high-frequency vocabulary and phonics; refining oral and written production and listen.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Workplace ESL Communications Improve

Provides on-the-job dynamic communicative practice for students whose primary language is other than English, exposing students to the uses of language in a variety of relevant job-related contexts.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Improving Communications & Developing Presentation

Planning, organizing, and presenting ideas and information. Includes effective use of visual aids, supplementary materials, and equipment.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

English Communication Skills for the Workplace

Addresses essential listening, speaking, reading, writing, and computational skills required by business and industry. Improvement of communication skills as well as study skills related to successful job performance.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Communication Skills for the Workplace

Addresses essential listening, speaking, reading, writing, and computational skills required by business and industry. Improvement of communication skills as well as study skills related to successful job performance.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Communications Improvement III

Improvement in reading vocabulary/comprehension skills, as well as speaking, writing, and listening skills for job success. Focus on recognition and comprehension of idioms, analogies, antonyms, and synonyms, and context clues. Interpretation of factual material and inferences associated with job-related communication.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Communications Improvement IV

Designed for students whose primary language is other than English. Focus on comprehending challenging industrial and job-related materials. Emphasis on industry-related vocabulary development and skills acquisition.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

ESL for Machining Technology

Designed for students whose primary language is other than English. Emphasis on industry-related vocabulary development and skills acquisition, including determining meaning from context, identifying word forms and variation in meaning, synonyms and antonyms.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

English Pronunciation for the Workplace

Mastery of a selected vocabulary of technical/occupational terms, including appropriate pronunciation of terms and use of English language structures required by business and industry for successful on-the-job performance.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Communication Skills for the Workplace

Mastery of a selected vocabulary of technical/occupational terms, including appropriate pronunciation of terms and use of English language structures required by business and industry for successful on-the-job performance.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Hotel English

Mastery of a selected vocabulary of technical/occupational terms, including appropriate pronunciation of terms and use of English language structures required by business and industry for successful on-the-job performance.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Occupational Specific Communication Skills (48 hrs)

Mastery of a selected vocabulary of technical/occupational terms, including appropriate pronunciation of terms and use of English language structures required by business and industry for successful on-the-job performance.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Workplace Communication Improvement

Designed to be repeated with varying content for speakers of languages other than English, exposing students to the uses of language in industry specific job related contexts. Emphasis on listening and speaking skills needed for the workplace.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Communications Improvement Review

Review of higher level English communication skills covered in previous courses.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Spanish

Spanish for Manufacturing (18hrs)

Instruction in selected vocabulary, pronunciations, and basic structures used by those employed. Command Spanish course with training manual; assist with routine employment, medical, and safety issues, as well as worksite specific commands.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Workplace Spanish I

Instruction in selected vocabulary, pronunciations, and basic structures used by those employed. Emphasis is on conversation while developing Spanish vocabulary and phraseology used for business, travel, and other workplace communication needs.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Workplace Spanish, Level I

This Spanish course is designed for the workplace. Emphasis is on conversation while developing Spanish vocabulary and phraseology used for business, travel and other communication needs. Instruction in selected vocabulary, pronunciation, and basic structure.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Spanish for the Workplace II

Instruction in selected vocabulary, pronunciations, and basic structures used by those employed. Focus on idiomatic expressions and sentence structure, building on the skills acquired in Spanish for the Workplace I.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Spanish for Requesting Information

Instruction in selected vocabulary, pronunciation, and basic structures used by those employed. This course from Command Spanish provides immediate access to functional Spanish language skills that have a need to acquire specific personal information and data from Spanish-speakers; training manual with 2 practice audio CDs included in tuition.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Spanish Review

For employees who are currently participating or would like to participate in the Spanish for Manufacturing training program. Along with a review of basic information this course will assist the participant in determining which course level to enroll into next.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Conversational Spanish I

Emphasis is on conversational while developing Spanish vocabulary and phraseology used for travel and communication needs.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Spanish for Industry

The course will provide non-Spanish-speaking supervisors with specific Spanish language skills so that they will be able to better manage their Spanish-speaking employees with routine employment, medical, and safety issues, as well as worksite specific commands thereby promoting better employer/employee relations, a safe and more efficient workplace, and quality workmanship.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Portuguese

Workforce Portuguese I

Instruction in selected vocabulary, pronunciation, and basic structures used by those employed. Emphasis is on conversation while developing Portuguese vocabulary and phraseology used for business, travel, and other workplace communication needs.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Workplace Portuguese II

This is a continuation of Workplace Portuguese I; students develop oral, listening, and writing skills to address the oil and gas business relationships in South America.

Workplace Portuguese Read/Write III

Designed for those who speak Portuguese, but need to develop stronger reading and writing skills for use on-the-job in Brazil. Participants gain increased mastery in the use of the major structures of the language.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Portuguese III for Technical Employees

This is a continuation of Portuguese for Technical employees with an emphasis on conversation and the ability to communicate clearly through writing, and public speaking. Students will be able to understand words in the way intended, both orally and written.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Portuguese Review

For employees currently participating in the Portuguese training program. Review of content covered to date.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

Chinese

Chinese Language Workshop

This workshop is designed especially for students who are interesting in learning Chinese as a second language. The textbooks chosen for this course are recommended by the Education Board of Chinese Schools in the United States. A set of textbooks consists of one kindergarten book and twelve volumes. Each volume has around 14 lessons. One workshop represents five concurrent sessions (level kindergarten through level 4). Students will be placed into the appropriate level based on their competency level of the Chinese language not their age. The only age requirement for a student is a minimum of four years old.

For more information about this course, call 281.296.7827 or e-mail CorporateCollege@lonestar.edu.

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