328A O’Dowd Hall
Director: Melissa Vervinck
The English as a Second Language Institute offers classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) to help individuals improve English language skills (speaking, accent reduction, listening comprehension, reading, writing and vocabulary development). These courses are intended for university students, faculty and staff as well as international students, business personnel and other individuals. These classes can be taken as continuing education classes (CEU) or for credit. Students should contact the English as a Second Language Institute for additional information. Information about Oakland University’s English Proficiency Policy can be found on their website.
These courses cannot be used to satisfy any portion of the university requirement in writing proficiency. No more than 16 credits in courses numbered 0400-0999 may count toward graduation requirements. Eight course levels are offered, with each level including listening and speaking, reading, writing, and test preparation skill building.