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Non-credit or credit courses: which ESL courses should I take?

Non-credit or credit courses: which ESL courses should I take?

Oakton offers both credit and noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

Which one is right for you?

Non-credit ESL offers:

  • Beginning through high-intermediate levels
  • Focus in lower levels on survival skills; focus in upper levels on comprehensive listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar
  • Free and low cost tuition-based courses.
  • Classes at the Ray Hartstein campus in Skokie and many community locations.
  • Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend classes.

For more information, contact Robert Anzelde at 847.376.7751 or ranzelde@oakton.edu.

Credit ESL offers:

  • Low-intermediate through advanced levels
  • Focus on academic and advanced work-related skills; preparation for college and university courses
  • Tuition-based program
  • Classes at the Des Plaines campus and the Ray Hartstein campus in Skokie.
  • Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend classes.

For more information, contact Amy Blumenthal at 847.635.1821 or amyblu@oakton.edu.


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Gundsambuu Bayarsaikhan works on his degree while acclimating himself to Chicago’s “tepid” winters.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


January 12
Faculty return for spring 2015 semester.

January 16
Winterim classes end.

January 19
Martin Luther King holiday, College closed.

January 20
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

January 21
Winterim faculty grading due.

January 26
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

February 15
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

February 16
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 17
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

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