Study English in the USA

Learn English with Oklahoma Christian University's ESL Courses

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

Oklahoma Christian University (OC) provides English as a Second Language (ESL) support courses for international students who do not meet OC’s admission requirements for English proficiency and wish to study English in the USA. Applicants who have not studied in a country where English is the Primary language of instruction must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) and arrange for the testing agency to send the test results to Oklahoma Christian University. After achieving a minimum TOEFL score, ESL students may continue to their 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. ESL students scoring below 500 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. Students scoring between 460-499 after successfully completing at least a semester of University ESL support courses may apply for provisional admittance to the University.

English proficiency requirements

In order for ESL students to continue from ESL classes to a major course of study at OC, they 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 all three terms of enrollment – fall, spring, and summer.  Students will be enrolled in the required ESL support courses until they 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


ESL students pay the same price for tuition as other undergraduate students.  For more information see