ESL Institute/Department of Linguistics

O'Dowd Hall, Room 326
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
Phone: (248) 364-8803
Fax: (248) 370-3587

Placement and Classes


T he ESL Institute administers an online placement test to incoming students.  Students must activate all Oakland University accounts and email to be given access to the test. 

Based on the results of their placement test and subject to course enrollments, students are placed in courses at one of four levels:  foundations, beginning, intermediate or advanced.  

In general, the times and duration of the ESL courses follow the Oakland University schedule of classes and academic calendar 
including the final exam schedule.

ESL Course Descriptions

Complete descriptions can be found in the current undergraduate catalog.