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Applied Linguistics Program
100 Morrissey blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
office: 617-287-5760
fax: 617-287-5403

Skype: akoutropoulos


AK: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00 EST


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Please note that all faculty offices, as well as the main office, of Applied Linguistics is now located in the McCormack building.  We are on the 4th floor between the Psychology and Anthropology departments.


Information about the May 2017 comp exam is now available! Please have a look at the info-post available here.


Information is now available for summer and fall semester courses.  Please have a look at the info-post for more information. This info-post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Online MA in Applied Linguistics Recognized on U.S. News 2017 List of Best Online Programs

We are very proud that our Online MA in Applied Linguistics was recognized in the U.S. News 2017 List of Best Online Programs under the Category "Best Online Education Programs."

We are truly committed to excellent distance education and we are grateful for the amazing students we are able to attract making our program highly competitive.

We also thank our highly qualified and committed faculty for all of their hard work and dedication and we promise to keep up the good work to make our program even better!


Please make sure you check your UMB email account for important information from the university. You may set up a email forwarding in wiser.

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Jared Hawn posted a blog post

UMD Seeking Candidates for Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies (Fall 2017)

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (CPSC) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking candidates for The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies Fall 2017. Established in 2001 by the CPSC, the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/FLAD Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies allows for the appointment of a distinguished scholar, professor and/or author, specializing in any area of the humanities and social sciences of the vast and diverse…See More
Jared Hawn added a discussion to the group Job Board

Full-Time, Long-Term Substitute French Teacher Needed

Candidate must have the ability to teach French Novice 3 (Freshman level).  The ideal candidate possesses a current Massachusetts certification in French.There is an additional opening for a full-time French/Spanish teaching position for SY2017/18.  The ideal candidate would be hold a current MA 5-12 license for both French and Spanish.  Both positions are currently posted on questions, contact Jeff Kotter at More
Apostolos K. posted a status
"ProctorU should now be available for scheduling of Comp-Exam time slots :)"
ana m lindleyphelan replied to Mary Cigliola's discussion Another May '17 Comp Exam Study Group in the group Comprehensive Exam
"Hi Jude,  We have not started a google doc yet. Have you? we have been exchanging important materials, but would like to make a 'mater' guide. If you have a google doc, would you send the invite so we can join you!  Ana"
ana m lindleyphelan joined Elizabeth Cobb's group

Comprehensive Exam

The area is in for information pertaining to the comprehensive exam. Please join this group if you would like to learn more about the exam.See More
ana m lindleyphelan replied to Malamati Grolliou's discussion Call for May 2017 Comprehensive Exam study group in the group Comprehensive Exam
"Hi Malamati, Did you form a group?, I would be interested in joining. Ana"
Thais Rodriguez is now a member of Applied Linguistics Program
Jared Hawn posted a blog post

EVENT: Lusophone Voices: Readings & Conversations with Rosa Alice Branco and Alexis Levitin

This event is free and open to the public; reception and book-signing to follow.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19: 12:30 - 2:00 PMUMass Lowell South CampusO'Leary Library, Room 478Lowell, MAWEDNESDAY, APRIL 19: 6:00 - 7:30 PMBU Pardee School of Global Studies121 Bay State RoadBoston, MARosa Alice Branco is one of today's premier Portuguese-language poets, with eleven collections of poems translated and published around the world, including Cattle of the Lord, translated by Alexis Levitin. The English…See More
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The Book Club

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This is a book group hosted by the UMass Boston Applied Linguistics department. While the group h...

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