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

Skype: akoutropoulos


AK: Monday - Thursday 11:00 - 15:00 EST*

(other office hours by appointment)


Evy: Monday - Thursday 13:00 - 19:00 EST*

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AK will be out of the office July 3 to July 10, and July 20-25

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FALL 2020 Textbooks

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Latest Activity

Jason Kirkwood is now a member of Applied Linguistics Department
Jun 29
Apostolos K. added a discussion to the group Job Board

Looking for help with correct pronunciations

This arrived in the department email today.  I don't think it's a paying job, but I thought I'd post it here in case you are interestedContact:'m reaching out on behalf of America's Test Kitchen. In preparation for the new season, we are seeking pronunciation support of a number of recipes in their respective languages from around the world.We are wondering if there are any linguistics students / recent graduates who may be available and interested in helping us with the correct pronunciations of some of the recipes we're presenting. We can offer compensation for their time and expertise.The recipe names are in the following languages: Vietnamese, Japanese, Mandarin, French, Italian, Narragansett, and Hindi. There are anywhere from one to six recipes per language.Please let me know if there are students in your department studying any of these languages who might be interested in working with us! We start filming the new season in…See More
Jun 29
Profile IconNicole Charette, Melisa Velasquez, Erik Law and 2 more joined Applied Linguistics Department
Jun 23
Apostolos K. added a discussion to the group Job Board

Posting for an ELL Teacher position at my school in Revere, MA

This came in from one of our Alumni, I thought you might be interested :-)------------------------------------------------Posting for an ELL Teacher position at my school in Revere. students are awesome. Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese are the most common language backgrounds.Ideally looking for someone who is bilingual (or more) and represents our student population.See More
Jun 19
Barbara Brousal-Glaser is now a member of Applied Linguistics Department
Jun 16
Apostolos K. added a discussion to the group Job Board

Virtual Career Fair :: this week!

This came in from the Office of Career Services, and I thought it would be useful to our community :-)-------------------The Office of Career Services and Internships Presents:Networking in a Virtual World – Summer 2020 Employer Networking EventAre you looking for a full/part time job or internship this summer or fall? Then attend our “…See More
Jun 15
Andrew Wittmaier joined Elizabeth Cobb's group

New Online Student Information

This group area is for newly admitted students.See More
Jun 9
Erin O'Brien joined Apostolos K.'s group

New On-Campus Student Information

This is the future home of the on-campus New Student Orientation group. Watch this space!See More
Jun 1



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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