Listening and Speaking for International Students

This is a 3-point morning or evening part-time course. This course helps students to develop fluency and improve listening comprehension. Students learn to attend to and correct errors in grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.

This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 10.

Dates & Prices

Tuition and fees are subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change.
For a full explanation of Activity Fee, Instructional Support Fee, Technology Fee, see below. 

Application Deadline (Fall 2017) August 6
 
Class Days & Hours Wed/Fri 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates September 6 – December 8
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates September 6 – December 11
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60
Health Insurance & Fee** $1,680

* Estimated amount
** Health Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. This includes: Fall and spring intensive; Summer A+B, B+C, A+C, A+B+C, Advanced Academic Preparation, and part-time classes. Students studying fewer than 8 weeks do not need to have Columbia Medical Insurance or pay the Columbia Health Fee. This includes: Winter Institute, Summer A only, B only or C only, EPP courses. It is not possible to waive (= not pay) the insurance charge and health fee. Fall 2017 Health Insurance cost starting at $1,139. Fall 2017 Health & Related Services Fee: $541. Visit Columbia Health for details.
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 9.
The SPS Activity fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies expenses relating to orientation, handbooks and events.
The Instructional Support fee is a course-related charge: $30 (3-point part-time); $45 (6-point part-time); $90 (full-time); $150 (Winter). It covers extra class materials and expenses such as playbooks, novels, newspapers, photocopying, theater tickets, museum or event entry.
The Technology Fee is a once per term $35 SPS-related charge. It covers SPS technology expenses, including access to online course management software, Canvas, and tools used to develop online course content.

Application Deadline December 16
 
Class Days & Hours Wed/Fri 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates January 17 – April 30
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates January 17 – April 30
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60
Health Insurance & Fee** $2,393

* Estimated amount
** Health Insurance: All ALP students studying for eight weeks or more are required to have Columbia Medical Insurance and pay the Columbia Health and Related Services Fee. This includes: Fall and spring intensive; Summer A+B, B+C, A+C, A+B+C, Advanced Academic Preparation, and part-time classes. Students studying fewer than 8 weeks do not need to have Columbia Medical Insurance or pay the Columbia Health Fee. This includes: Winter Institute, Summer A only, B only or C only, EPP courses. It is not possible to waive (= not pay) the insurance charge and health fee. Spring 2018 Health Insurance cost starting at $1,852. Fall 2017 Health & Related Services Fee: $541. Visit Columbia Health for details.
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 9.
The SPS Activity fee is a once per term $50 charge for ALP registrants only. It covers School of Professional Studies expenses relating to orientation, handbooks and events.
The Instructional Support fee is a course-related charge: $30 (3-point part-time); $45 (6-point part-time); $90 (full-time); $150 (Winter). It covers extra class materials and expenses such as playbooks, novels, newspapers, photocopying, theater tickets, museum or event entry.
The Technology Fee is a once per term $35 SPS-related charge. It covers SPS technology expenses, including access to online course management software, Canvas, and tools used to develop online course content.

Application Materials

Applicants must apply online. Online applicants can be processed more efficiently. Only applications submitted from the ALP Web site are accepted.

  1. Completed online application form.
     
  2. Nonrefundable application fee: U.S. $150.00 for online applications, payable by credit card only. No application will be processed without this fee.

Part-time courses do not qualify you for a student visa.

If you are currently living outside the U.S., you must have a student visa to enroll in the ALP. In order to qualify for the student visa, you must enroll in a full-time program (18 hours or more per week).

3-point and 6-point courses are available for students at level 6 and higher. All new students must take the ALP's online placement test after applying to the ALP.

The tuition and fees quoted are for ALP registrants only. Those students registering through other divisions of Columbia will pay at the per-point rate of their home schools.