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, or these courses can be taken for non-credit. 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.