English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Summer 2014 ESOL Intensive Program

The IELP summer courses are designed for international students who may be attending American universities in the fall or any other students 17-and-older who want to improve their English.

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.


DATE:  July 21 through August 22, 2014  (Five weeks total)

Location: University of Sothern Maine, Portland, Maine, USA

Residence Hall:  15 Shepley Street, Portland Maine


Program Content: English Language Courses:

9:00-12:00 noon, Monday – Friday (5 days a week)

Reading, Writing and Vocabulary In this class students will gain a stronger foundation in understanding & using English correctly. The primary focus of this class is on building skills for academic study, 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)

Listening and Speaking

This highly communicative class will focus on oral production, listening comprehension, colloquial language and idiom.  Students will interact with native English speakers and make classroom presentations on topics of interest.


Program Fee


Application Fee


Mandatory University Fees


Estimated Living Costs:


Room (double occupancy)




Health Insurance (est.)


Books and Supplies (est.)


Personal  Expenses (est.)




Students must document  access to a Total of $5,393 USD for this program.

See Documenting Funding  

If you have any questions, contact  Arthur Weyand at usmiep@usm.maine.edu or 207-780-4419