American Language Program News
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.
Immigrants are waiting for months or even years to get into English classes.
Columbia University’s American Language Program is designed to dramatically increase proficiency of written and spoken English.
Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, will soon air its second season of a documentary-style television series filmed at the American Language Program (ALP) at Columbia University.
More than 25 Japanese and South Korean students from Shanghai's Fudan University will be coming to Columbia this September for a new, two-year intensive English program offered through Continuing Education's American Language Program (ALP).
Before beginning an MBA program abroad, students need to evaluate their language skills--both spoken and written--much more realistically if they are to sail through their programs.
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