English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Fall 2010 ESOL/International students in front of Philippi Hall, Gorham Campus
ESOL students who participated in the Summer 2011 Intensive Program

Welome to the University of Southern Maine's English Language (ESOL) Program!

ESOL Program Highlights:

News & Events

Student at work in a USM science laboratory.
Visit our updated page for our second student feature: Rokaia M., a local resident originally from Iraq, answers your questions!
Peaks Island Summer Program Listening Tour
On Tuesday, July 28, our afternoon speaking and listening class traveled to Peak's Island aboard the Casco Bay Lines ferry for a guided tour of the island neighborhoods.
Would you like to learn more about our program and USM from our past and present students? Visit our new "Meet Our Students" page for featured students interviews

Evening TOEFL Test Prep and Pronunciation Courses

Computerized TOEFL testing practice

The USM ESOL Program will be offering two evening classes this fall in conjunction with the Office of Professional and Continuing Education.

Register online! Call us with questions about the courses: 207-780-4419

Classes begin in mid September.

For more information about the TOEFL test preparation class, please click here.

For more information about the Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers course, please click here.


Spring 2016 Intensive English Language Program

USM ESOL Students snowshoeing at Pineland

Program Dates: January 12 - May 8, 2016

  • High quality Instruction
  • Small multicultural classes
  • 22 hours of instruction per week
  • Student visa assistance available
  • Student housing available

Registration still open for local and international students: participate in full program, or single course!

For information about spring 2016 program, please click here. *SPRING APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS= OCTOBER 30, 2015*

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