English language support

Intensive English Institute

The Intensive English Institute (IEI) offers oral communication and academic reading & writing courses to all students who need to improve their language skills. IEI students are fully integrated in the campus community through activities and housing. IEI offers intensive English classes with native instructors for all levels. Fees for IEI courses are charged separately from your UMaine tuition. For more information visit umaine.edu/iei/.

Literacy Volunteers of Bangor

The Literacy Volunteers of Bangor is a program that matches native English speakers with people who are looking for assistance in learning to read and write. The program is free but you need to apply on their website to be matched with a tutor. To learn more about this great opportunity visit lvbangor.org/

Writing Center

The Writing Center provides free assistance with academic writing assignments and much more. The Writing Center is staffed with ESL specialists specifically trained to work with international students. They provide one-on-one tutoring and a variety of workshops throughout the year. More information about the program can be found online (umaine.edu/wcenter).