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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Intensive English Institute

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The Intensive English Institute (IEI) of the University of Maine is part of the Office of International Programs. Its primary goal is to provide students the language support and clutural knowledge needed to be successful in achieving their educational and career goals.

The IEI prepares international students and non-native speakers of English for university study at UMaine and other American universities and colleges. It also prepares immigrants to Maine to enter the workforce or improve their career trajectory by helping them improve their English language fluency.

Intensive English courses are offered in five sessions of 7-8 weeks each during the calendar year. Custom courses are also offered for groups based on partner’s interest and IEI capacity. In addition to a English language courses, the IEI offers academic advising, cross-cultural counseling, tutorials and self-study opportunities in a variety of content and skill areas.

Students may also participate in the Conversation Partners Program. The IEI endorses the TESOL Standards for Post-secondary Programs and the NAFSA Principles of International Educational Exchange. The courses offered at the IEI in any particular semester vary according to enrollment and the placement levels of incoming students. The IEI accepts both matriculated and non-matriculated students. For more information, visit https://umaine.edu/iei/ or contact um.iei@maine.edu or call 207-581-3821.

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