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Well, it seems like the worker elves in our Course Evaluation system in Blackboard experienced technical difficulties last evening . Please ignore the "final reminder" reminder. AK is looking into what caused this issue.  Course evaluations actually become available around 11/25 :-)


December Comprehensive Exam Information is posted!  Please see the comp-exam Group as well as the Comp-Exam InfoPost for more details.  The InfoPost will be updated periodically throughout the semester with updated info.


Spring 2020 advising and course registration InfoPost is now available! Click here to access the infopost.  Academic advisors will be in touch shortly (see InfoPost for details and timeline)


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Apostolos K. posted a status
"It seems like the worker elves in the Course Evaluation system experienced technical difficulties. Please ignore the "final reminder" :-)"
18 hours ago
Benatty Assuncao is now a member of Applied Linguistics Department
Panayota Gounari added a discussion to the group Job Board

3 openings for ESL Teachers in Everett Public Schools

Two immediate openings that in Everett to work in the ESL department.  We are considering candidates who have not yet earned their teaching license. We are looking for 2 grade 1 ESL teachers and 1 6th/7th grade ESL teacher. We'd also be open to a January start date if the candidate was finishing a practicum and/or coursework until December.If interested, please contact Anne A. AugerEL DirectorEverett Public Schools(617) 394 2400See More
Nov 8
Cheyenne MacDonald added a discussion to the group Main Office

Call for Papers - CLIC 2020 Conference!

The Center for Languages & Intercultural Communication at Rice Universityinvites you to submit a proposal to our 5th Annual Conference Diversity Across Settings of Language Use & Learning: Identity, culture, and genderApril 17 – 19, 2020, in Houston, TX.The conference focuses on the description, analysis and development of a multidimensional definition of language and language acquisition shaped by the diversity of social settings in which language is used. We further focus on the various aspects of diversity prompted by bilingual, multilingual and translingual interactions happening in a variety of environments such as: classroom and study abroad educational settings, workplace and office communication, personal interactions and internet-based communication through social media and related technologies.We are pleased to announce that our plenary speakers will be: Dr. Patricia Duff , the University of British Columbia, Canada,Dr. Meredith Marra Victoria University, Wellington,…See More
Nov 7
Amy West added a discussion to the group Job Board

2 Part-time positions at Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester

There are two part-time positions open at Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester:1) Literacy Academy Coordinator (15 hrs) Volunteer Coordinator (25 hours) More
Nov 6
Yves Pasteur added a discussion to the group Comprehensive Exam

Comprehensive Exam

To all the APLING members,It is for me a pleasure to be part of the Comprehensive Exam's Family and other important connections I do need to explore in the future in terms of Research and working together to empower ourselves more and more so as to empower others.I am looking forward to working together with other colleagues in the APLING, to better prepare for the Comprehensive Exam in May, 2020.Please let me know who, how, and when we'll set the first stone for the construction of the Team Work. Thank you!Yves PasteurSee More
Nov 5
Yves Pasteur 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
Nov 5
Apostolos K. commented on Apostolos K.'s blog post December 2019 Comp-Exam InfoPost
"The default is "no breaks allowed" because most exams are not that long :)   I've made a note that breaks are allowed (usually a break every 45-60 minutes based on campus exam-taker observations). The clock still runs when…"
Nov 4


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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