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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, from beginning through advanced.  Our courses are offered to international students, the general public, business professionals and their families.

New Courses and a New Level!

The ESL Center is pleased to announce that we are adding a new course level -
This new course level is for students who have no or very limited English proficiency.  This new level will be piloted Summer I, and then be offered each semester beginning Fall 2014.




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).


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Intensive English Programs

03/03/14 - OU ESL Club - Help Fight Hunger
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02/19/14 - New Workshop Session Added
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10/23/13 - ESL Club Event - Let's Go Bowling!
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09/30/13 - October Workshop Schedule Now Available
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09/18/13 - It's a Michigan Tradition - Apple Cider and Donuts
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09/04/13 - ESL Club Meeting
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04/17/12 - ESL Club wins a Student Leadership Award!
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