American Language Program News
As leading instructors at the crossroads of education, linguistics, and research, many of our American Language Program faculty are participating in global events and sharing their expertise.
The longtime English language educator earns accolade for twenty-five years of innovation in the field of instruction for international lawyers.
Professor Barbara Kruchin of the ALP explains the pedagogical methods she uses as an education trainer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since 1912 students from more than 100 countries around the world have come to Columbia eager to learn English.
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.
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.