English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Summer 2015 Intensive English Language Program

The Summer Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is for students who want to improve their academic English language skills...and have fun doing it!

We offer and excellent program (23 hours per week of study) which helps students reach higher levels of English language proficiency and prepare for academic programs at the university level

All classes are held on the USM Portland campus. Students reside in a residence hall located in the heart of downtown Portland which provides easy access to the public bus system, restaurants, shops and the waterfront.




DATE:  July 20 through August 14, 2015  (Four weeks total)

Location: University of Sothern Maine, Portland, Maine, USA

Residence Hall:  15 Shepley Street, Portland Maine


Program Content: English Language Courses:

9:00-12:00 noon, Monday – Friday (5 days a week)

Reading, Writing and Vocabulary In this class students will gain a stronger foundation in understanding & using English correctly. The primary focus of this class is on building skills for academic study, particularly focusing on critical reading, academic writing and expansion of vocabulary.  All classes are small and interactive.

1:30 – 3:30 pm Monday-Thursday  (4 days a week)

Listening and Speaking on the Maine Coast

The primary focus of the afternoon session is to help students improve in areas of spoken communication and listening comprehension.

Includes pair work, group work and other interactive methods as well as excursions into the local community for authentic communication opportunities.

Please click here to view our summer brochure.


Program and University Costs*:


Application Fee


      *Program costs include access to university facilities and all program excusions.


Estimated Living Costs:


Room (double occupancy)




Health Insurance (est.)


Books and Supplies (est.)


Personal  Expenses (est.)




Students must document  access to a Total of $5,553 USD for this program.

See Documenting Funding  

If you have any questions, contact  Andrea Vasquez at usmiep@usm.maine.edu or 207-780-4419

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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