Academic Programs

The Intensive English Institute:

  • Prepares English language learners for educational and professional success
  • Integrated curriculum that mixes speaking, reading, writing, and listening at all levels
  • Based on the CEFR and is used for placement testing, course design, and assessment of student achievement

There are four different levels of courses:

  • A2-Level
  • B1-Level 2
  • B2-Level 3
  • C1-Level 4

A students level is determined by placement testing and increases based on ongoing assessment and progress testing.

The UMaine Intensive English Institute’s primary focus is to help students succeed in their academic studies while teaching them how to speak, read, and write in English with confidence and proficiency.

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The Maine Bridge Program provides an opportunity for students that have received conditional admissions to a UMaine degree program but whose English scores are below:

  • 550 (TOEFL ITP)
  • 79 (TOEFL IBT)
  • 6.5 (IELTS)

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Learn more about the IEI Bridge Scholarship

All of our courses are offered with hybrid instruction to integrate learners who are attending IEI from somewhere else in Maine, another U.S. state, or from another country.  Students who have enrolled as an F-1 visa holder are required to attend all of their IEI classes in person. 

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This is a workshop-style course for graduate students who are non-native English speakers designed to focus on writing and editing with individualized grammar instruction to improve written English composition.

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New program offered by the Intensive English Institute (IEI) to UMaine students and Orono and Old Town community members. Designed for non-native speakers of English to improve their listening and speaking communication skills.

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The IEI offers the ability to create a custom short program to suit the needs and budget of your school, business, or organization featuring custom curriculums, flexible schedules, customizable cultural activities, and potential partnerships with other departments at the University of Maine.

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