University of Houston - Language and Culture Center (LCC)
Language and Culture Center

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    English Language (ESL)

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    CEA, EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Social Media



The Language and Culture Center is located on the campus of the University of Houston, five miles south of downtown Houston. The campus is 548 acres in size and includes parks, fountains, plazas, sculptures, and recreational fields in addition to modern classroom and laboratory facilities.


The University of Houston serves over 39,800 students. It offers more than 305 undergraduate and graduate degrees in 13 colleges: Architecture; Business Administration; Education; Engineering; Honors; Hotel and Restaurant Management; Law; Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Optometry; Pharmacy; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; Social Work; and Technology.

Cost of Tuition and Fees

Please view the Language and Culture Center web site for tuition and fees information.


Please view the Language and Culture Center web site for calendar information.

Airport Pick-up

Airport pick-up is available at both Houston Hobby (HOU) and George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) airports.

Faculty Qualifications

All faculty have at least an M.A. degree in Teaching English as a Second Language or a related field.

Number of Students

The Language and Culture Center averages 400 international students per semester.

Host Families

The Language and Culture Center does not provide homestay. However, arrangements can be made through private companies in Houston.


The Language and Culture Center at the University of Houston is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2010 through April 2020 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs in the U.S. The Language and Culture Center is a member program of both UCIEP (a consortium of University and College intensive English programs) and EnglishUSA (The American Association of Intensive English Programs).

Class Size

Classes range in size from 12 to 16 students.

Dormitories and Off-Site Housing

Language and Culture Center students may live in university dormitories and purchase a variety of meal plans at university cafeterias. Students may also live in apartments off campus; a wide range is available.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Language and Culture Center provides a variety of extra-curricular activities for students (field trips, sporting events, etc.)

Admission Requirements

  • at least 17 years of age
  • high school graduate
  • familiar with the English alphabet

TOEFL Waiver

Students who have successfully completed Level 6 (the most advanced level) in the Language and Culture Center are not required to present a TOEFL score when seeking undergraduate admission to the University of Houston.

CEA EnglishUSA Member UCIEP Member
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University of Houston - Language and Culture Center (LCC)
Language and Culture Center

Language and Culture Center, University of Houston
Intensive English Program Joy Tesh, Director
116 Roy Cullen Bldg
Houston TX 77204-3014
P: 713.743.3030
Bachelor Degree
  • Arts and Design
  • Engineering
  • Executive and Professional
  • Technology/Computers
  • English Language (ESL)
  • Summer Intensive English
English Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Intensive English
  • Summer Intensive English
  • TOEFL and Test Preparation
Certificate/Short Term
  • Executive and Professional
  • Executive and Professional