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English as a Second Language (ESL)

As an international student, you can learn English with Oklahoma Christian University's ESL courses.

If you are a citizen of the United States, please visit our admissions page.

OC provides ESL support courses for international students who do not meet OC’s admission requirements for English proficiency and wish to study English in the U.S. If you have not studied in a country where English is the primary language of instruction, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) and arrange for the testing agency to send the test results to OC. After achieving a minimum TOEFL score, you may continue to your desired course of study, whether a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

The required TOEFL score is 500 PBT (61 IBT) and IELTS score is 6.0. If you score below 500, you may enroll in the University's ESL classes. A TOEFL or IELTS score is required for enrollment in the fall or spring ESL classes. ESL classes consist of a core curriculum of reading, writing, oral communication and TOEFL preparation. If you score between 460-499 after successfully completing at least a semester of University ESL support courses, you may apply for provisional admittance to the University.

English proficiency requirements

To continue from ESL classes to a major course of study at OC, you must submit a minimum English test score.

The admission requirements for each academic level are as follows:


  • TOEFL -- 500 paper-based test
  • TOEFL -- 61 internet-based test
  • IELTS -- 6.0


  • TOEFL -- 550 paper-based test
  • TOEFL -- 79 internet-based test
  • IELTS -- 6.5

ESL Curriculum

OC provides ESL classes for three terms of enrollment – fall, spring and summer. You will be enrolled in the required ESL support courses until your test scores meet the university English proficiency admission standards.

OC offers the following English as a Second Language courses:

  • ESL Academic Reading
  • ESL Academic Writing
  • ESL Oral Communication
  • ESL TOEFL Preparation & American Culture
  • Introduction to the Bible


You will pay the same price for tuition as other undergraduate students. For more information check out our cost page for undergraduate students or for graduate students.