English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Overview

Welcome to the University of Southern Maine's ESOL Program!

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.

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