Special Academic Programs
Oklahoma City Community College is a comprehensive educational institution.
The College offers an extensive variety of educational programs and services to meet
diverse individual needs. As a result, wide-ranging educational opportunities are
available for students interested in maximizing their chances for success in the job
market, for students planning to transfer to a university or four-year college, or
for students who want to resume studies which were previously interrupted. In addition,
services are provided to help students succeed at the College. For example, specific
courses and labs are available to help students improve learning skills in areas such
as reading, writing, and math.
All educational programs and services are available in a variety of formats so students
can choose complementary programs of study which fit their own unique learning styles.
English as a Second Language
The English as a Second Language Program (ESL) at OCCC teaches everyday life skills
to immigrants living in the Oklahoma City Metro community. We give students the skills
they need to help their children with school, get a job or keep their job, study for
a high school equivalency diploma, become a citizen, or enter college. Courses are
offered all over the metro in two sixteen-week sessions.
Classes are conveniently located throughout the Oklahoma City Metro from Moore to
Edmond, Bethany to Midwest City. We do our best to place you in a class as close to
your home or work as possible.
To make our classes as accessible to as many as possible, we offer them on a Monday/Wednesday
or Tuesday/Thursday schedule, both of which are available in the morning (9:00 a.m.
- 11:30 a.m.) or evening (6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.).
Students take a brief assessment when enrolling to help us target their greatest areas
of need. This allows us to place students in an appropriate class according to their
Students in this level cannot speak or understand English. They may not be able to
write more than a few words in English at this level.
At this level, students can understand greetings and very common conversation if spoken
slowly. They may be able to speak about everyday activities and read simple texts
or write simple sentences.
In the Intermediate level, students are able to have more complex conversations and
speak about familiar topics. They will try to use more vocabulary, can read more complex
texts, and begin to define words from context. Students can write simple paragraphs
to express their thoughts on something.
Students in the Advanced class can have conversations on a wide variety of topics
and are able to clarify their meaning by rewording their statement. Students are able
to read and make inferences, predictions, and summaries. They can also write multiple
paragraphs on a central topic.
In the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) class, students learn specific
skills and strategies to successfully prepare for and pass the TOEFL. This test is
a requirement for college admission for English as a Second Language student.
The Citizenship class allows students to practice the knowledge and skills necessary
to apply for and pass the Naturalization Interview Process such as the Civics Test,
Reading Test, Writing Test, and Form N400.
Due to the popularity of our outstanding ESL program, enrollment sessions are very
limited. Please reserve your spot by calling 405.682.7873.
Community Outreach and Education (405) 682-7873
Family and Community Education Center
6500 S. Land Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73159