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American Culture & Language Program


Improve your English while learning about American culture!


The ACLP is a fun, conversationally-based program that introduces American cultural concepts with English language support.

The program is open to all UMass, Amherst, & surrounding community members who speak English as an additional language.

Each meeting will be highly interactive and focus on cultural concepts, idiomatic expressions, vocabulary, and (if appropriate) grammar review.


Enroll for Fall 2023 now!

You can also register at any time during the semester.


$95.00 (per semester)

Click the link to pay through the UMass QuikPay system. Once you send the payment, you will recieve an automated payment email. Within a few days, you will recieve an email from Andrea Dallas ( with further information about the class.




Classes meet face-to-face once a week on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm.

Fall meeting dates: TBD (10 class meetings in total)


All class meetings take place on the UMass Amherst campus. Classroom information will be sent to registered students. 

Additional Information

  • Classes are non-refundable
  • Classes are for adult language learners (18+)
  • Ongoing registration is allowed throughout the semester
  • Anyone in the Pioneer Valley area who is an English as an additonal language learner can enroll
  • Participants will be given a placement screening once they register
  • Once payment is received, location and instructor information will be provided
  • Participants cannot sit in on class without payment
  • Each class is team taught by two instructors who have been trained in the UMass Amherst TESOL Certificate program

Still have questions before you sign up? Please contact: