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?

Richard D’Ovidio, screenwriter for The Call and The Forger, spoke with performing arts students about working In film.

Richard D’Ovidio

BA, Economics and Sociology, ‘90

Screenwriter Richard D’Ovidio has written for Halle Berry and John Travolta. He got his start here.

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