English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language courses are offered
at four OCC campuses: Royal Oak, Southfield, Auburn Hills and Farmington
Hills (Orchard Ridge). 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 two levels of speaking courses.
These are credit courses that follow the semester plan. In addition,
two campuses also offer a lower level, non-credit course called the
Bridge Class for students who are not ready for the lowest level of
our credit program. Click on the
Course Description link for a description of the classes.
For registration information, go to this link:
Registration and Tuition.
When students fill out and return their application
for admission, they will receive instructions to take the MTELP (Michigan
Test of English Language Proficiency). The MTELP is given on each campus
in the Academic Support Center by appointment. The score on this test
places students in the appropriate level of ESL courses.
Click on the
Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MTELP) link for more
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
Read more from ESL students