Welcome to HOFT Institute

Open 7 days a week, HOFT Institute is within walking distance of the University of Texas at Austin.  Since 1982, HOFT Institute continues to offer high quality programs and services.


English Classes (ESL)

English as a second languageOur full and part-time (ESL) English as a Second Language classes help students improve their conversation, vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing skills.  We provide I-20s for F-1 visa students as well as assistance for students who want to change their visa status. Most importantly, classes are available year-round for I-20 and non I-20 students.  Students can enroll at any time with our open enrollment.  HOFT has a diverse student population and welcomes students from around the world.  Recently, we had students from China, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Honduras, Korea, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Saudi, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Turkey and Venezuela.

Tutoring and Test Prep


HOFT Institute offers on-site, online, and in-home tutoring services. HOFT provides students with customized, personal one-on-one sessions to promote their academic success through content mastery and personal development of initiative and self-reliance.  Tutoring is available for K-12, college and university students and adults alike. Popular math and science tutoring subjects include Chemistry, Economics, Statistics, Calculus, Algebra and Physics.  In addition, we provide tutoring for English as a Second Language (ESL / ESOL) and preparation for the TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT. Sessions can be at onsite, online, or at another location of your choice.

Game Design and Development

Game design, art and development

Students interested in getting a job in Austin’s game development industry can attend our 8-month evening job accelerator.  This game design certificate program helps students with introductory skills to gain the necessary industry experience they need to land their first job. The Game Design and Development Lab functions as the bridge between your practical training and your entrance into the workforce.  Students will be fully prepared for their first day of work with a stunning portfolio and real-world design experience. Are you ready to apply?  Visit our Game Lab page.





HOFT Facilities

Study Rooms, Wifi, Computer Room,  Student Lounge