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ESL Institute/Office of Global Engagement

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

ESL Institute/Office of Global Engagement

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

ESL Institute

All ESL classes for the fall and winter semesters at Oakland University will be offered on the campus of Oakland University and online at specified times.  All staff and students will follow safety guidelines established by the university. 


As of Monday, March 23, 2020, the staff of the ESL Institute will be working from home until further notice. Oakland University is still open, but we are handling all requests virtually. This request form is the quickest way to get in touch with us. It will be monitored closely during business hours, and we will respond to you as soon as possible.


At Oakland University, you can improve your English proficiency skills, learn how to succeed at an American university, explore a new culture, join clubs, and participate in campus activities. You will have the support and encouragement you need so that when you begin academic courses, you will have the confidence in your language and academic readiness skills to succeed. #ThisIsOU

View the Future Students page for ways to attend Oakland University:

  1. ESL Institute: Improve your skills in English while becoming familiar with studying in the USA.
  2. Global Achievement Pathways Program (GAPP): Get started on your degree program while taking ESL support classes.
  3. American Semester Abroad Program (ASAP): Challenge yourself! Spend a semester or two in the United States and develop your entrepreneurial passion.
  4. Fully admitted academic student: Follow your dreams and earn a degree, and if you want to continue to improve your skills in English, you can still take an ESL class!

Become an ESL Institute student today!

The ESL Institute is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs.