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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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August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

August 31
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
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October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.


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