Dear CAFAM members,
The University of Southern Maine offers courses for English Speakers of Other Languages. USM’s ESOL Department provides high quality, academically rigorous coursework for both local Maine residents and international students interested in studying English in Maine.
The department is currently accepting applications to our 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. We offer an 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, which provides easy access to the public bus system, restaurants, shops and the waterfront.
Courses Offered During Summer Session
Academic English in Reading and Writing – Students will gain a stronger foundation in understanding & using English correctly and with sophistication. The primary focus of this class is on building skills for academic study and professional life, particularly focusing on critical reading, academic writing and expansion of vocabulary, grammar and editing. All classes are small and interactive.
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.
If you have any questions or are interested in learning more, you can email usmesol or call 207-780-4432.