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English As A Second Language (ESL) Center
A member of the 
American Association of 
Intensive English Programs

ESL Center

Welcome to the ESL Center!

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Center at Oakland University offers an intensive program to improve students' skills in English and to help each student reach his or her English language proficiency goals.  The courses are designed to embrace the main areas of ESL education:  reading, writing, listening and speaking. 

Courses are offered to meet the needs of all language proficiency levels: foundations, beginning, intermediate and advanced.  Our courses are offered to international students, the general public, business professionals and their families. 

IMPORTANT: Beginning Fall 2015, all ESL courses will give final exams following the Oakland University final exam schedule.  

Plan ahead for final exams!

Conversation Partner Form

If you are an ESL student or an academic student at Oakland University, consider participating in our Conversation Partner program.  Native and non-native speakers of English are encouraged to join!  When signing up, indicate the day and week that you are available and would be willing to meet to sit and chat with another Oakland University student.  It is a great way to meet other students and to learn about other cultures while sharing a bit about your own culture, too.

Students who are interested in participating as a Conversation Partner click here.

ESL Center Locations

The ESL Center for Conditionally Admitted students is located in
1024 Human Health Building (HHB).
The ESL Institute for Continuing Education students is located in
440E Pawley Hall (PH).