English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


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

ESOL Program Highlights:

Students participating in the ESOL program at USM represent over 30 countries and languages. Some take English language courses as prerequisites for future academic courses, while others want to improve their English language skills for work, other University study, or personal satisfaction.

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The primary mission 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 unique in that it is the only public urban comprehensive university in the State of Maine.


Application Deadline for International Students: May 1, 2016

The Summer Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is for students who want to improve their academic English language skills...and to have fun learning about the Maine coast and its unique history and culture.

Program Dates: July 18- August 12, 2016 (4 weeks)

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