English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The USM ESOL program teaches students from around the globe the academic and professional English they need to reach their goals. Small classes and rigorous coursework prepare students to enter undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as exciting careers. Learn more about English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

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Students participating in the New Mainer program.

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 career.
Students participating in the APP program.

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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International ESOL Students

How to Apply - The 1st Step for International ESOL Students

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

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.