English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language courses are offered at three OCC campuses: Royal Oak, Auburn Hills, and Orchard Ridge (Farmington Hills). These courses help prepare students to be successful in other academic courses.

We offer four levels of combined writing/reading courses, four levels of combined grammar/listening courses, and three levels of speaking courses. These are credit courses that follow the semester plan.

In addition, Royal Oak and Orchard Ridge campuses also offer lower level, non-credit courses called the Bridge Class for students who are not ready for the lowest level of our credit program.

Placement

Oakland Community College is currently reviewing its placement process for ESL Placement

 

What students are saying about OCC English as a Second Language

"I recommend OCC to all ESL students who want a great academic English experience and do not want to waste their time. OCC-ESL has very much helped me in reaching my goals."

- Enise Kizilaslan


ENGLISH TESTS

Oakland Community College is currently reviewing its placement process for ESL students. Please visit the ESL Placement page for more details.

You do not need to take the TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language) to enroll in ESL at Oakland Community College. However, if you already have a TOEFL score of 550+ on the paper test and TWE 5.5; or 213 on the computer-based test and TWE 5.5; or 79-80 on the iBT with a minimum of 24 in writing, then you do not need to take ESL classes.

What students are saying about OCC English as a Second Language

"ESL at OCC is so organized and well-developed – if you want to be successful in your career, you’ve got to come to OCC!"

- Anna Ryu

Read more from ESL students

Contact Information

Auburn Hills
Phone 248.341.2200

Orchard Ridge
Phone 248.522.3590

Royal Oak
Phone 248.341.2200