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UMass Boston COVID-19 Updates:

Campus classes moves online until the end of the semester. Keep an eye out here for UMB updates:

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SUMMER 2020 Textbooks

3/24/20: For summer textbooks please have a look here. The list is being updated over the next couple of weeks :-)

MAY 2020 Comprehensive Exam/Capstone Exercise

InfoPost for the May exam has been posted and will be updated regularly.  Please see here for RSVP, information, as well as recordings from the Zoom info sessions.

3/6/2020 - Handbook for new comp-exam posted in the infopost.

3/23/2020 - One last call! If you're planning on taking the comp-exam/capstone in May 2020, please submit your RSVP no later than this Friday 3/27/2020

SUMMER & FALL Advising & Course Registration

Please see the InfoPost for information about the Summer and Fall 2020 course advising and registration.  The advising period will be from 3/17 through 4/17.  Please make sure to speak to your advisor during this period.  Summer courses fill up quickly, so if you've got summer in your sights, make sure to do advising early :-)


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Latest Activity

Cheyenne MacDonald added a discussion to the group Main Office

L2 Journal Publication!

The latest issue of the L2 Journal has now been published. The announcement with links to the individual papers is attached. Happy reading! See More
Mar 30
Apostolos K. posted a status
"Kind reminder: If you haven't spoken to your academic advisor yet for summer and fall courses,please do so ASAP. Some courses are filling up"
Mar 27
Apostolos K. added a discussion to the group Main Office

"Becoming and Online Student" - GWC @ UMB

I think this does not apply to most of our students (even our campus students have some experience with online learning), but I thought I'd post in case anyone wants to attend; there might be pointers there that are new to us :-)----------------Everyone,We hope that you are doing well. To support you in your studies we just added two Becoming An Online Student workshops this week.Becoming an Online Student Wednesday, March 25, 1-2 p.m. EST  & Thursday, March 26, 6-7 p.m. ESTPlease note that the GWC has also shifted all other workshops to an online format for the remainder of this semester. All our workshops now take place in the GWC's Bb Collaborate room at…See More
Mar 25
Apostolos K. added a discussion to the group Classroom

[Summer 2020] Textbook information

Good day everyone!I am in the process of collecting and posting information about spring semester textbooks.  Check-in periodically to see updates to this list-------------------------Smart shopper note: It's always good to shop around for the best prices :-)  When I was a grad student I searched for books on which searches on 36 online retailers and compares prices.  Sometimes editions were miscategorized, but by and large the online prices (amazon, ebay, beat the campus bookstore.  Amazon these days isn't bad, but it's not bad to double check either :-)-------------------------SUMMER ONLINE course Books APLING 616: Curriculum Development in Bilingual Education - TONOGBANUA, ElizabethTBAAPLING 635: Literacy & Culture - SCLAFANI, Jennifer ✓Social Linguistics and Literacies: Ideology in Discourses, 5th ed. by James Paul Gee. Routledge. paperback ISBN is 978-1-138-85386-7. APLING 670: Literacy & Culture - MATHIEU, Corinne ✓Brown, H. Douglas/ Abeywickrama,…See More
Mar 24
Apostolos K. posted a status
"One last call: if you plan on taking the comp-exam/capstone this May, and you haven't RSVPd, do so by Friday 3/27 (and not later) :-)"
Mar 23
Apostolos K. posted a status
"We have started registering people for SUMMER. Please make sure you don't have holds in WISER. holds = we can't register you :-)"
Mar 23
Panayota Gounari posted a blog post

Article by APLING doctoral student

Spring break, more time for reading! Check out doctoral student Nasiba Norova's article on "Bridging the gap: future solutions for past and present writing performance of 'Generation 1.5 students'" featured in the AAAL Graduate Student Newsletter.See More
Mar 17
Ana Furtado liked Panayota Gounari's blog post Emotional and Interpersonal Aspects of the COVID-19 Situation: A Message to APLING students
Mar 16


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