About the Department

We offer concentrations in Bilingual Education, English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for English language learners (ELLs), and Foreign Language Pedagogy (EFL and any other language taught in a foreign context). We present a wide range of opportunities to students interested in conducting research, working with community-based organizations, or preparing to teach in various contexts, such as public schools, K-12, adult education, and language schools in the United States and abroad. Many of our students go on to pursue doctoral work in such fields as linguistics, education, language policy, and literacy studies.

Why UMass Boston?

Robert Haynes, former president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, speaks from a podium.

Robert Haynes

Boston State College, BS, Business Management, 1981
UMass Boston, MBA, 1986

“It is as if Boston State College and UMass Boston were especially made for people like me."

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