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Trump administration rescinds foreign students rule
07/14/2020
Trump administration rescinds foreign students rule

Trump administration rescinds foreign students rule

The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a policy that would have stripped visas from international students whose courses move exclusively online amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting Our International Students | UMass Amherst Reopening
07/09/2020
Supporting Our International Students | UMass Amherst Reopening

Supporting Our International Students | UMass Amherst Reopening

Earlier this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a set of new draft regulations with potentially severe negative consequences for international students who already face many challenges as a result of the pandemic. In my opinion, these changes to the Student and Exchange V...

UMass Amherst
06/29/2020

UMass Amherst

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy has shared the Fall 2020 Reopening Plan, which details how the fall semester will proceed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

To read the comprehensive report, FAQs, and more, visit umass.edu/coronavirus.

UMass Amherst
06/17/2020

UMass Amherst

When you leave your home, remember to do your part and wear your face covering—both indoors and outdoors—whenever social distancing isn't possible. Wearing is caring!

More info: http://umass.edu/coronavirus.

UMass International Faculty & Staff Network
06/05/2020

UMass International Faculty & Staff Network

Our International Programs Office is hosting different check-in sessions on Zoom for international students this summer 2020. Click on the flyer for more info about our "International Coffee Hours": https://bit.ly/30p057t

Statement from Chancellor Subbaswamy: A Message on Deeply Troubling Acts of Racial Violence
06/01/2020
Statement from Chancellor Subbaswamy: A Message on Deeply Troubling Acts of Racial Violence

Statement from Chancellor Subbaswamy: A Message on Deeply Troubling Acts of Racial Violence

June 1, 2020 In an email to the campus community on Friday, May 29, Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy denounced the deeply troubling acts of racial violence, institutional racism, and expressed the urgent need to stand united and reject racism and bigotry in all its forms. That message reads as follow...

ESL tutoring is still available online. Check this link for hours & how to log in: www.umass.edu/esl/tutoring
03/24/2020
Walk-in Tutoring | English as a Second Language | UMass Amherst

ESL tutoring is still available online. Check this link for hours & how to log in: www.umass.edu/esl/tutoring

ESL Tutoring Services Are you an English as an additional language learner in need of support with any aspect (listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar or vocab) of your academic English? The ESL program offers walk-in tutoring to assist you. Read below to find out more about this service. If....

ESL 125 Gallery Walk. Cross-Cultural Interpretations Activity.
03/02/2020

ESL 125 Gallery Walk. Cross-Cultural Interpretations Activity.

03/02/2020

ESL 125 Gallery Walk. Students interpreted various pictures and this ended with a very interesting discussion on how each person views situations through his/her own cultural lens.

Very proud of my independent study students for facilitating our first Cross-Cultural event of the semester.
02/14/2020

Very proud of my independent study students for facilitating our first Cross-Cultural event of the semester.

Join the ESL Program and Veteran Services next week for our first Cross-Cultural Engagement event for Spring 2020.
02/04/2020

Join the ESL Program and Veteran Services next week for our first Cross-Cultural Engagement event for Spring 2020.

Dr. Andrea Dallas, your students gave amazing poster presentations at our end of the semester cross-cultural event! Grea...
12/05/2019

Dr. Andrea Dallas, your students gave amazing poster presentations at our end of the semester cross-cultural event! Great way to end the term!

Join us for our next Cross-cultural Engagement Event. This time, some of our students will be presented posters either a...
11/21/2019

Join us for our next Cross-cultural Engagement Event. This time, some of our students will be presented posters either about their research or about interesting topics related to intercultural communication. Lunch will also be served! Hope to see you there!

ESL Program UMass Amherst's cover photo
11/07/2019

ESL Program UMass Amherst's cover photo

The ESL Program at UMASS hosted our second Cross-Cultural Event this semester. Participants worked together in teams to ...
11/07/2019

The ESL Program at UMASS hosted our second Cross-Cultural Event this semester. Participants worked together in teams to match interesting facts with lesser known countries. Lots of fun! Thank you Veteran Services for all the delicious food! Great collaboration!

This spring, the Linguistics Department, in collaboration with the ESL Program and the Department of Languages, Literatu...
10/28/2019
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language | Linguistics | UMass Amherst

This spring, the Linguistics Department, in collaboration with the ESL Program and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, will offer a 15-credit Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language. A full description with requirements can be found at this web page: https://www.umass.edu/linguistics/certificate-teaching-english-second-or-other-language.

The TESOL certificate prepares students to be successful teachers of English to speakers of other languages by providing the necessary foundations in linguistics, in theories of language learning and teaching (applied linguistics), and in the practice of teaching. It does not provide certification f...

A fantastic cross-cultural engagement event thanks to Pamela Shea (ESL Program), Matt Bachmann (Veteran's Services), and...
10/03/2019

A fantastic cross-cultural engagement event thanks to Pamela Shea (ESL Program), Matt Bachmann (Veteran's Services), and Pamela's amazing student, Angqui.

So many fun items arrived today to help students practice fluency with our tutors. Check the hours for walk-in tutoring ...
10/03/2019

So many fun items arrived today to help students practice fluency with our tutors. Check the hours for walk-in tutoring here: http://www.umass.edu/esl/tutoring

09/18/2019

Join us for our first Cross Cultural Engagement event for the Fall 2019 semester. October 3rd at 11:30 in Conference Room 10 of Dickinson Hall (Hicks Way). Hope to see you there for some engaging conversation!

Ready for the Sao Paulo rush. 3000 students registered for the EdUSA fair this afternoon.
08/31/2019

Ready for the Sao Paulo rush. 3000 students registered for the EdUSA fair this afternoon.

EdUSA minifair in Brasilia.
08/29/2019

EdUSA minifair in Brasilia.

At the EdUSA fair in Rio de Janeiro. So many energetic and motivated potential students came to meet us.
08/26/2019

At the EdUSA fair in Rio de Janeiro. So many energetic and motivated potential students came to meet us.

The ESL program at NAFSA 2019 in Washington DC.
05/28/2019

The ESL program at NAFSA 2019 in Washington DC.

ESL 125 Students giving "How to....." presentations
04/26/2019

ESL 125 Students giving "How to....." presentations

A few photos from today's Scavenger Hunt. It was a fun and engaging event thanks to Pamela Shea, Veteran Services and an...
03/27/2019

A few photos from today's Scavenger Hunt. It was a fun and engaging event thanks to Pamela Shea, Veteran Services and an awesome group of students on the organizing team!

Spring Scavenger Hunt details below. Hope to see you there!
03/25/2019

Spring Scavenger Hunt details below. Hope to see you there!

First Spring Cross-Cultural Event
02/24/2019

First Spring Cross-Cultural Event

Join us next Wednesday for our first Cross-cultural Engagement activity for the spring 2019 semester.
02/11/2019

Join us next Wednesday for our first Cross-cultural Engagement activity for the spring 2019 semester.

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