Congratulations on your acceptance into The New School’s MATESOL program!
My name is Gabriel Diaz Maggioli, and I’m the Chair of the English Language Studies department. I am writing to warmly welcome you to The New School and to the start of your online graduate studies.
This is the beginning of a great adventure; over the course of your journey through the program, you will become part of a strong collegial community, and many of you will continue to collaborate long after graduating from the program.
Shortly before classes begin, you will receive a notice telling you that our MATESOL orientation is open and available. This notice will be sent to your New School email account. All communication between you and the university will occur via this account, so it is important to check it regularly.
Using your NetID, you will be able to access my.newschool.edu, the university’s Web portal, where you can access everything including your New School email account, online orientation sessions, and MATESOL online Canvas courses.
The MATESOL program orientation is designed as a Canvas online class, so that as you learn about the program, you will also become comfortable with your online classroom. During the orientation, you’ll virtually meet most of your fellow incoming students, current students, and members of the MATESOL faculty and administrative staff.
You will be able to chat asynchronously, ask any questions that you may have, and view all of the information that you need for the MATESOL program. We will focus on what it is like to be an online graduate student and instructions for using The New School’s online resources, such as the library.
The MATESOL advisor, Lesley Painter-Farrell, is always available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lesley will email information about academic advisement and how to register for classes in the coming weeks.
If you are in New York, please stop by the English Language Studies office to introduce yourself! We are here to help and encourage you in any way we can. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call 212.229.5600.
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