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The Office of Multicultural Student Life

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Academic Support - Developing English Skills

The University of Maine values the diversity of our student body and understands that communicating can sometimes be difficult for those who do not have English as a first language. Below are some of the services UMaine offers to help students develop their English skills at their own pace in a welcoming environment.

Intensive English Institute
The University of Maine provides quality English language instruction for students at all levels in a fun, safe, small group environment with access to all campus resources.

Writing Center
The Writing Center is here to help UMaine students improve their writing skills. A trained reader will help you with focus, development, coherence, mechanics, and style.

Conversation/Culture Partner Program
This is an opportunity to help another student improve their English skills, learn about different cultures, and assist other students learn to navigate American culture customs.

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Division of Student Life

Contact Information

The Office of Multicultural Student Life
5748 Memorial Union
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1428 | Fax: (207) 581-9381E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System