English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


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

The ESOL program at the University of Southern Maine is a dynamic place where students from all around the world join in USM’s  mission to offer an outstanding education that is affordable, accessible, and excellent. The ESOL program’s caring and experienced instructors help you reach your English language goals. Our rigorous courses use the latest teaching techniques and materials. Thanks to our small classes, free tutoring and personalized approach, our students learn the language skills they need for success in academic majors and professional life.

Our location, Portland, Maine, is a charming, seaside city that’s famous as a tourist destination, only two hours north of Boston.

ESOL Program Highlights:

Aerial View Portland Campus

The primary goal of the University of Southern Maine is to provide excellent higher education to talented and culturally diverse students. The exceptional faculty and student body, along with its three campus locations in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn, give USM a healthy learning atmosphere and a stimulating, open and challenging environment. USM is the only public urban comprehensive university in the State of Maine.