English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

IELP Highlights & Features


  • Member of the American Association of Intensive English Language Programs (AAIEP)
  • 22 hours of instruction per week in Intensive English Language Program
  • Small classes
  • Safe living and learning environment
  • International student orientation program
  • I-20/ student visa and immigration assistance
  • TOEFL Preparation and English language pronunciation courses available
  • Modern computer center and campus-wide wi-fi
  • USM student housing and off-campus housing options
  • Access to selected academic courses
  • Modern library facilities with group study rooms, online resources and more
  • Access to gymnasiums & fitness activities on Portland and Gorham campuses.
  • Individual tutorial program
  • Planned social activities and field trips
  • Conditional admission to USM for qualified applicants
  • Certificate of completion

Spring 2016 Intensive English Language Program

USM ESOL Students snowshoeing at Pineland

Program Dates: January 12 - May 8, 2016

  • High quality Instruction
  • Small multicultural classes
  • 22 hours of instruction per week
  • Student visa assistance available
  • Student housing available

Registration still open for local and international students: participate in full program, or single course!

For information about spring 2016 program, please click here. *SPRING APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS= OCTOBER 30, 2015*

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