The Summer Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is for students who want to improve their academic English language skills...and to have fun learning about the Maine coast and its unique history and culture.
We offer an excellent program (23 hours per week of study), which helps students reach higher levels of English language proficiency and prepare for academic programs at the university level.
All classes are held on the USM Portland campus. Students reside in a residence hall located in the heart of downtown Portland, which provides easy access to the public bus system, restaurants, shops and the waterfront.
Our summer program features trips and excursions. In this picture, students are on a sailboat trip in Casco Bay!
2016 Dates: July 18 through August 12 (Four weeks total)
Location: University of Sothern Maine, Portland, Maine, USA
Residence Hall: Downtown Portland, Old Port area.
Program Content: English Language Courses:
- 9:00-12:00 noon, Monday – Friday (5 days a week)
Reading, Writing and Vocabulary: Students will gain a stronger foundation in understanding & using English correctly. The primary focus of this class is on building skills for academic study and professional life, particularly focusing on critical reading, academic writing and expansion of vocabulary. All classes are small and interactive.
- 1:30 – 3:30 pm Monday-Thursday (4 days a week) (*Excursion days often run later)
Listening and Speaking on the Maine Coast
The primary focus of the afternoon session is to help students improve in areas of spoken communication and listening comprehension.
Includes pair work, group work and other interactive methods as well as excursions into the local community for authentic communication opportunities.
For more information about 2016 summer costs for international (visiting) students, please click here
If you have any questions, or would like information about our 2017 program, contact us at email@example.com or 207-780-4419