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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Our Mission

The American Language Program, founded in 1911, is one of the oldest English language programs in the United States.

The ALP aims to:

  • provide high-quality academic English courses for full-time language students, matriculated Columbia graduate and undergraduate students, and other members of the Columbia University 
  • help students become familiar with U.S. culture
  • prepare students for studying in a U.S. academic context
  • promote the internationalization of Columbia

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide rigorous English language education that supports the academic, professional and personal goals of our student community, while promoting critical thinking and intercultural awareness.

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