The Language Maintenance Tutorials are designed primarily to meet the needs of Columbia’s graduate and professional school students. We offer conversation groups and individual tutorials with instruction focused on everyday spoken language at very competitive fees. Courses are designed to provide students with prior language proficiency the opportunity to maintain and advance their language skills. The tutorials generally meet once per week for 10 weeks during the semester.
Registration for the tutorials is going on now until February 5th. If you are interested in enrolling, you should register in the office of the Language Resource Center. The tutorials and conversation groups will begin around the week of February 8th.
We offer tutorials* in many languages, including, but not limited to:
Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Chinese, Czech, English, Farsi, French, Georgian, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Uzbek, Wolof, Zulu
*A minimum of two years of language education at college level is required for all the languages.
For other languages, more information about the program or advisement with respect to placement, please contact Bruno Guaraná, email@example.com.
An individual tutorial can be tailored to your specific language needs. It consists of ten sessions of 90 minutes each.
Columbia students: $650
Non-Columbia students: $900
A conversation group has from two to five students, coming from different fields of study. It meets ten times in sessions of 120 minutes each.
Columbia students: $500
Non-Columbia students: $650
• A non-refundable fee of $30 due at the time of registration will be counted towards the cost of the individual tutorial or conversation group.
• Payment can be made in cash, checks made out to Columbia University, or VISA and Mastercard (we are sorry we cannot accept American Express).
* If you would like to be considered as a tutor, please visit our website to register online.
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