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office: 617-287-5760
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FALL 2020 Textbooks

5/26/2020: For Fall semester textbooks have a look here. The list is being updated over the next few of weeks :-)


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Profile IconJamie Holder, Elisa Murphy, Erin O'Brien and 5 more joined Applied Linguistics Department
Apostolos K. added a discussion to the group Classroom

[Fall 2020] Required Textbooks list

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 :-)-------------------------Fall 2020 ONLINE Books APLING 601: Linguistics - MIKROS, George ✓Meyer, Charles F. (2009). Introducing English Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9780521541220APLING 603: Language, Culture, and Identity - STAFFTBDAPLING 605: Theories and Principles of Language Teaching - BARTOLOME, LiliaTBDAPLING 611: Methods and Materials in Foreign Language Pedagogy - KISS, Kate…See More
May 26
Jennifer Sclafani is now a member of Applied Linguistics Department
May 18
Jacqueline S Sevillano-Campo liked Apostolos K.'s blog post Summer & Fall 2020 - Advising and Course Registration
May 17
Apostolos K. posted a status
"Good luck everyone taking the comprehensive exam today :-) you can do it! :-)"
May 14
Apostolos K. added a discussion to the group Main Office

CARES Act - kind reminder

This came in the other day as a memo.  Just in case your spam filter caught it, I am reposting :-)-----------------In response to the economic challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government established the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). I am writing to you now to explain how the CARES Act may benefit our students and what they need to do to establish eligibility. UMass Boston will receive federal funds from the CARES Act. Six million dollars of this money will be provided to students whom the federal government has defined as qualified. Eligibility has been determined by the Department of Education to include students who qualify for federal financial aid AND have incurred emergency expenses due to the move to remote learning necessitated by the pandemic.Graduate and undergraduate students who are …See More
May 11
Cheyenne MacDonald added a discussion to the group Main Office

2020 Mentoring Conference

The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 13th Annual Mentoring Conference, High-Quality Connections: Developmental Networks Science & Practice.We invite faculty, staff, and students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to participate in this five-day event, which will be held from Monday, October 19th, 2020, through Friday, October 23rd, 2020, at The University of New Mexico’s Student Union Building in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Together, we will develop dynamic conversations and networking opportunities through hands-on workshops, individual/panel presentations, and plenary sessions. We aim to foster engagement among scholars and professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership.Important DatesCall for Proposals Release March 15th, 2020Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline May 15th, 2020Accepted Proposal Notification May 30th, 2020Last…See More
May 9
Cheyenne MacDonald added a discussion to the group Main Office

L2 Journal - Call for Abstracts "Machine Translation & Language Education"

The L2 Journal invites abstracts for a special issue on "Machine Translation & Language Education: Implications for Theory, Research, & Practice," guest edited by Emily Hellmich (University of Arizona) and Kimberly Vinall (De Anza College). See More
May 8



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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