English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


Welcome to the University of Southern Maine's English Language (ESOL) Program!

ESOL Program Highlights:

Students participating in the ESOL program at USM represent over 30 countries and languages. Some take English language courses as prerequisites for future academic courses, while others want to improve their English language skills for work, other University study, or personal satisfaction.

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The primary mission of the University of Southern Maine is to provide excellent higher education to talented and culturally diverse students. The exceptional faculty and student body, along with its three campus locations in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn, give USM a healthy learning atmosphere and a stimulating, open and challenging environment. USM is unique in that it is the only public urban comprehensive university in the State of Maine.

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 students: participate in full program, or single course!

For information about spring 2016 program, please click here

(The application deadline for visa-seeking international students has passed, but there is plenty of time to apply for our summer program!)

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