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Otterbein’s ESL Program provides the perfect setting to improve your English for academic or professional goals.  Each of our course levels combines speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar, while developing academic skills in research and note taking when focusing on a variety of relevant and interesting topics. Students are typically in classes for 4-5 hours each day. Students may also participate in weekly conversation partner practice with an American Otterbein student.

 

 

ESL Levels

 

At Otterbein, we offer six levels of ESL classes. Placement is determined by our on-campus placement test given prior to the first day of classes. The chart below offers a general outline of our levels:

 

ESL Levels at Otterbein

TOEFL (paper-based/ITP)

TOEFL (internet-based/iBT)

IELTS

Advanced (0900)

500 and Above

61 and above

6

Intermediate III (0800)

480 - 497

54 - 60

5.5

Intermediate II (0700)

460 - 477

48 - 53

5.5

Intermediate I (0600)

400 - 457

32 - 46

4.5 - 5

Intro II (0500)

353 - 397

21 - 31

2 - 4

Intro I (0400)

310 - 350

9 - 20

0 - 2

 

 

ESL Session Dates

 

Otterbein University’s ESL academic calendar consists of seven sessions (four 7-week sessions & three 4-week sessions) throughout the year. Fall and Spring sessions have classes Monday – Thursday, and January Term and Summer sessions have classes Monday – Friday.

 

Session

Testing & Orientation

Beginning of Session

End of Session

Fall I, 2013

August 19

August 26

October 10

Fall II, 2013

October 11

October 21

December 10

January Term, 2014

January 3

January 6

January 24

Spring I, 2014

January 20

January 27

March 13

Spring II, 2014

March 14

March 24

May 8


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Otterbein University Center for International Education & Global Engagement