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. Tests will be scheduled on orientation days May 29, June 12 and June 22. To register for orientation, please click here or call the orientation office at (207) 780-4604. After the 2 hour test, you will meet with your advisor to register for fall courses.

For more information about orientation, please click here.

If you cannot attend orientation, please contact us to schedule an alternate assessment date.

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

Summer 2015 Intensive English Language Program


Fort Williams PicnicProgram Dates: July 20- August 14, 2015

  • High quality Instruction
  • Small multicultural classes
  • Maine coast excursions
  • Student Visa assistance available
  • Comfortable summer housing options

Application deadline, May 1, 2015

For more information about our exciting summer program and application requirements, please click here.

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