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  • ESL at UMass Amherst

    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.

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  • Task-based Instruction

    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.

News

The ESL Program has moved to South College!

June 25, 2019

The ESL Program has moved again! Our new offices are in South College, Rooms E348 & E350.

Welcome our new visiting scholar, Dr. Ahmed A. Al Khateeb!

January 22, 2019

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ahmed A. Al Khateeb as a visiting scholar! He will be conducting a research project during his time at UMass Amherst. Please stop by one of our Cross-cultural...

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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.

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