The ESL program offers a variety of courses and programs related to the learning of English as an additional language. Our courses support the needs of students across all disciplines & levels and focus on aspects of English relevant within the university context.
As part of our teaching approach, we engage students in real world tasks they need to accomplish. This approach helps students develop fluency and confidence in English communication.
December 03, 2020
Congratulations to Noah Sullivan, UMass Amherst Alumni (Linguistics) and one of our TESOL Certificate students, on being offered and accepting an ESL position! ...
February 17, 2020
Our Walk-in tutoring service is now open to all UMass Amherst students, faculty, and visiting scholars who learned English as an additional language. Stop by for help with any aspect of your...
September 20, 2019
Next Monday, September 23rd, the ESL program will begin offering walk-in tutoring. We are excited to have 3 tutors joining us this fall. ...
As speakers of English as an additional language, you may face challenges during your studies at UMass Amherst in using English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Our faculty are trained EAP instructors and will help you improve your academic language skills, leading to greater academic success. Our courses, designed for both undergraduate and graduate students, are student-centered and focus exclusively on the needs of second language learners, as such, we maintain small class sizes so that you can receive individualized feedback regarding your specific language needs.Read More »