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In the Valley

The International Language Institute, offers certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This two-semester curriculum exposes students to a variety of approaches to language learning before immersing them in the classroom experience through observation and, in the second semester, teaching ESOL classes at the International Language Institute in Northampton under the supervision of a TESOL trainer.

Located on the Hampshire campus, the National Yiddish Book Center houses the world’s largest collection of books written in Yiddish. The Center creates innovative programs to inspire readers and students who want to learn more about the Yiddish language, Jewish history, and Jewish culture. Yiddish book scholarships have supported undergraduates, graduates, readers and teachers in their ongoing study of Yiddish literature.

The Center offers events and conferences for college students, focusing on Jewish literature and culture, and an eight week summer immersion internship in Yiddish language and culture that has given dozens of students a valuable foundation for notable careers in the fields of Jewish Studies and education.


Contact Us

Pamela A. Shea, Director of World Language Enrichment and Acquisition & Mellon Grant Project Officer
Cole Science Center 203B
Mail Code DO
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

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