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New Mainer Community Members

New Mainers are welcome in all of the ESOL program offerings. Starting at ESOL level 5, our classes are geared to prepare New Mainers for university and their careers.

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Admissions Pathway Program

The APP is an academic opportunity for admitted USM undergraduates, which provides the writing and reading support students need to thrive in college and beyond.

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Intensive English Language Program

Our Intensive English Language program (IELP) helps students reach higher levels of English language proficiency for business or study at the university level.

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How to Apply – The First Step for International ESOL Students

Get more information about how to start your journey at USM ESOL Programming.

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Placement Test – The First Step for New Mainers

Our placement test takes place monthly, lasts approximately 2 hours and is the first step for New Mainers to take part in our programming.