The American Language Program (ALP) offers part-time courses to broaden and improve your mastery of spoken and written English, at intermediate and advanced levels of proficiency.
Our 3-point and 6-point programs help students to develop grammatical accuracy, pronunciation skills, fluency, listening and reading comprehension, and writing ability. We also offer special fluency and pronunciation classes that meet two hours per week (enrollment is limited).
Before registering for part-time courses, new students must apply online by December 24, 2009.
View the Spring 2010 schedule online.
For guidance on course offerings and registration, please attend one of the below advising sessions. No appointment necessary.
- January 13, 2010, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 208 Lewisohn Hall, Columbia campus
- January 14, 2010, 12:00-6:00 p.m., 208 Lewisohn Hall, Columbia campus
For more information about our part-time and intensive English courses, please click here.
New students taking only ALP English classes and new students enrolled in Columbia degree programs who want to add an ALP class must:
1. Apply online
The application fee will be waived for students currently registered at Columbia University.
2. Take the English Placement Test online by January 8, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
This test is for placement purposes only and does not signify certification or completion of any English learning level. This is not necessary if you have already taken ALP ECT – English Certification Test.
Tuition exemption may cover the cost of these courses for Columbia University employees, but students are responsible for any fees. Please contact your departmental administrator or the benefits office to inquire about tuition exemption.
Continuing ALP students should register by contacting in the ALP office at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 24, 2009. In your email, please include your full name, your UNI, and the course.
For other inquiries, please contact:
American Language Program
School of Continuing Education
203 Lewisohn Hall