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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.


TESOL Career Workshop

March 23, 2021

The ESL Program is excited to announce the following workshop:...

Spring 2021 Online Tutoring is Now Open

February 16, 2021

Our online tutoring service is now open and available from Feb. 15 to May 12th, 2021. Our tutors can help you with any aspect of Academic English, including written or spoken assignments,...

Congratulations to Noah Sullivan!

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! ...

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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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