English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English Language Bridge Program

 Welcome, New English Language Bridge (ELB) Students!

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Congratualations on your admission to the University of Southern Maine!

Do you have questions about the ELB program? Please click here or contact Andrea Vasquez, Program Director, or Barbara Trentacosta, Program Coordinator

Would you like to connect with/email a current ELB student with questions? Please contact Andrea Vasquez, Program Director, for contact information.

Placement Test: New ELB students must take a language placement test to determine which courses you will register for. Our final test FOR LOCAL STUDENTS will be scheduled on August 25. Please contact us to sign up (780-4365). 

(*International students will be scheduled for the placement test upon arrival at USM. Please contact our office with questions)

For new local students planning on attending in the fall, please sign up to attend a USM orientation as soon as possible! Please click here or call the orientation office at (207) 780-4604. 

(*International student orientation will take place on August 27-28).

For more information about orientation, please click here.

For more information, please contact:
Andrea Vasquez, Director
Phone: (207) 780-4419
Email: avasquez@usm.maine.edu


IELP, University of Southern Maine, P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04014-9300, USA
(207) 780-4419; Fax: (207) 780-4933; usmiep@usm.maine.edu

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 students: participate in full program, or single course!

For information about spring 2016 program, please click here

(The application deadline for visa-seeking international students has passed, but there is plenty of time to apply for our summer program!)

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