USM Faculty Resources Introduction:
This page, maintained by the University of Southern Maine’s ESOL Program, aims to provide faculty, instructors, and staff with a variety of resources for supporting and serving USM’s non-native English speaking students. Multilingual students on campus include international undergraduate and graduate students as well as matriculated and non-matriculated community members. This includes transfer students, local residents, and U.S. citizens.
Connecting with USM’s ESOL Department:
USM ESOL’s staff are experts in the field of English language learning in higher education and are excited to speak with you about any questions you may have regarding multilingual learners in your classrooms. In addition to individual consultations, we also offer workshops, presentations, and Q and A sessions for faculty and staff departments.
Please complete our USM ESOL Referral Form to make a request or ask us a question.
If you have questions for specific staff members, please connect with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for Supporting Multilingual Students at USM:
- ESOL tutoring services at USM
- Information about student visas and other legal matters relating to international study
- For faculty and staff interested in exploring coursework in ESOL pedagogy and methods, we invite you to explore the course offerings of USM’s TESOL Department
- Learning strategies and study skills resources for students
Courses for Multilingual Students:
The USM ESOL Department offers support courses for both matriculated and non-matriculated students.
- Credit-bearing courses
- Focus primarily on academic reading, writing and editing skills.
- For more information please visit our Admissions Pathway Program Information page.
- Non credit-bearing courses
- Focus on academic reading and writing as well as oral communication and listening comprehension.
- For more information please visit our New Mainer Community Member Program Information page.
- Learn about SMI scholarship for ELL adults (via the local non-profit Scholarships for Maine Immigrants)
Other Recommended Resources for Faculty and Staff
For some books, chapters, and articles and websites including guidelines, teaching tips, and assessment and accommodation considerations, please visit this page.