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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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Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
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