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?

Documentary filmmaker Chico Colvard with his camera

Chico Colvard

College of Liberal Arts, Philosophy and Political Science, 1997

Chico Colvard’s documentary Family Affair will be shown on World Channel on April 7, 2015.

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