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Choosing Noncredit or Credit Classes

Choosing Noncredit or Credit Classes

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

Which one is right for you?

Noncredit 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 Skokie campus 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 and Skokie campuses.
  • Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend classes.

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


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IMPORTANT DATES


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

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