English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Students in IELP classroom at USM

Intensive English Language Program

The purpose of the Intensive English Language Program at the University of Southern Maine is to offer high quality English language instruction for students who need English in so that they can pursue academic degrees at all levels, prepare for professional life, or study for personal satisfaction.

Our intensive program helps students reach their goals! We offer 22  hours of classes per week, personalized advising,  free tutoring, and opportunities to get involved in university and community life. Open to both international and local students, our program offers course levels from intermediate to highly advanced. Reach for your dreams with USM’s Intensive English Language Program! 


Are you ready to apply to the University of Southern Maine? Would you like to study English while also beginning your undergradute career? USM’s Admissions Pathway Program for undergraduate students may be the best solution for you!

International Students, find out more about studying at the University of Southern Maine from the Office of International Programs

University of Southern Maine
P.O. Box 9300, Portland, ME 04014-9300, USA
(207) 780-4365; usmesol@maine.edu