This page lists our current online course offerings by semester and category. Start dates for each semester follow the UMass Amherst academic calendar.

Please go to the Browse Classes/Catalog on SPIRE to enroll in a course.

PLEASE NOTE: There are NO prerequisites on ANY of our courses. All ESL courses are open to any student who learned English as an additional language.

The next start date for classes is May 21, 2024

Online ESL Courses


LLESL26 Intensive Intermediate English (Non-credit)

This course aims to assist students in improving and acquiring English language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking at the intermediate levels. Two levels are offered: low intermediate & upper intermediate. Once you enroll, you will take a placement exam to determine which level you will be placed at. Email Andrea Dallas ( for more information.

ESL125 Techniques of Oral Communication (3 credits)

In this course, students will gain confidence in speaking English in the university setting by practicing speaking in a variety of academic contexts, including informal interactions with other students and staff/faculty, effective communication with professors during office hours, participation in class discussions, and delivery of class presentations.

To enroll in an online class for the first time, please CLICK HERE for more information.

Online TESOL Classes

Summer 2024

LLC323 Technology for TESOL (ONLINE CLASS)

This course familiarizes students with the use of instructional technology in TESOL to improve language learning in a variety of educational contexts. The course will explore the theory, practice, and pedagogical implications for using the latest internet and computer technologies to enhance student learning.