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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English as a Second Language Center (ESL)

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The English as a Second Language Center 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 who currently are not enrolled in a degree program at Oakland University. These classes can be taken as continuing education classes (CE) as well. Students should consult the English as a Second Language Center for placement in appropriate classes and to take these courses for CE credit.

These courses cannot be used to satisfy any portion of the university requirement in writing proficiency. No more than 16 credits in courses numbered 050-099 may count toward graduation requirements. Course numbers beginning with 05 are elementary level courses; 06, intermediate level; and 07, advanced level. Courses beginning with 08 have a business focus, and those beginning with 09 are for graduate students.

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

Students may earn a certificate in teaching English as a second language (TESL) by completing the following courses:

 ,   and  . In all cases a student must complete 12 credits in linguistics courses at OU and must satisfy the eligibility requirement described in Practicum Eligibility to obtain the certificate. Students interested in this certificate should contact an adviser in the Department of Linguistics.

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