American Language Program News

Shelley Saltzman of ALP Earns Global Legal Skills Award

The longtime English language educator earns accolade for twenty-five years of innovation in the field of instruction for international lawyers.

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Barbara Kruchin: Using ALP Pedagogy to Help Improve Education in Brazil

Professor Barbara Kruchin of the ALP explains the pedagogical methods she uses as an education trainer.

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The Top 10 US Schools for Foreign Students

While international students comprise 4 percent of the total student population across all U.S. colleges and universities, at Columbia they make up 33.2 percent.

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General Studies Attracting More International Applicants

The Columbia Spectator has a story on the spike in international applicants and diversity at the School of General Studies thanks in no small part to their partnership with the American Language Program.

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Education without Borders

In August 2012, Babi Kruchin, an instructor in Columbia University’s American Language Program, attended a week-long education fair in Brazil, with stops in Brasilia, São Paolo, and Rio de Janiero.

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Columbia's American Language Program: 100 Years of Teaching English

What started in 1912 as a $15 language course for immigrants in New York City has evolved into a robust linguistic and cultural curriculum with a focus on professional and academic fluency in the United States.

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Columbia University American Language Program Marks an Anniversary in 2012

Since 1912 students from more than 100 countries around the world have come to Columbia eager to learn English.

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Who make the best legal English teachers?

Dr. Shelley Saltzman, senior lecturer in English as a Second Language at the American Language Program, lends her expertise to the debate about how best to teach English to those working in law. She explains how a course taught by ESL professionals and supplemented with lectures by legal experts can very effectively meet the oral/aural needs of visiting lawyers and LLM students.

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NorthStar Wins 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award from Association of Educational Publishers

NorthStar/MyNorthStarLab, a book series and website created by ALP faculty members Carol Numrich and Frances Boyd, received the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers.

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Demand for English Lessons Outstrips Supply

Immigrants are waiting for months or even years to get into English classes.

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