- Continuing education students in the ESL Institute enroll in an intensive ESL program each term.
- During the fall and winter semesters the classes are 14 weeks long. During the summer, there are two sessions that are each 7 weeks long.
- Full-time students must enroll in four ESL classes each fall and winter semester at their placement level and three ESL classes each Summer I and Summer II semester.
- Students do NOT receive academic credit for these courses; however, students may receive a certificate of completion if enrolled full-time and complete all courses satisfactorily (4 courses per semester which equals 16 hours).
Note: Students who do NOT want to pursue an academic degree and who want to take ONLY ESL classes to improve their ability to communicate in English should contact the ESL Institute.
The Oakland University English as a Second Language Program is available to J-1 exchange students each semester. Non-matriculating exchange students have the option of taking up to three courses (4 credits each) in speaking and listening comprehension, reading and vocabulary development, and writing and sentence structure with other international students. A maximum of twelve OU credits per term can be earned. Please note that students must take an online placement test before registering for English language classes.
During the fall and winter terms, free workshops are offered to ESL students on a variety of topics to enhance students' learning. In addition, the ESL Center employs a graduate assistant who provides small group and one-on-one tutoring by appointment for free.
Individual Instruction Program (Non-Credit)
Individual instruction in English as a second language is offered through the ESL Center and can begin at anytime during the academic year. Sessions are arranged individually and designed to meet the students' individual language needs.
There is a $45 per hour fee for instruction with a minimum of 16 hours of instruction required (supplies and books are extra). A contract will be issued showing the course of study, number of hours, number of weeks, tuition cost, instructor’s name, etc.
A signed contract and full payment for all hours contracted is required before instruction may begin. The meeting time and place will be determined between the instructor and the student.
An informational form must be completed to initiate the process.
Linda Hubarth, Office Assistant II
Department of Linguistics ESL Center