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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.


  • 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.


ESL Courses for SPRING 2022!

October 28, 2021

Check out our list of academic English courses for this spring, including a new offering: CLICK HERE...

ESL Course for Winter Break

October 28, 2021

For the first time, the ESL program is offering a course during winter break. Take advantage of your break by improving your spoken English with live courses online through UWW.  ...

Fall 2021 Online Tutoring is Now Open

September 16, 2021

Our tutoring service is now open and available from Sept 20th to December 15th, 2021. There are online or face to face appointments available. Our tutors can help you with any aspect of Academic...

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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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