Intensive English Programs
The American Language Program offers full time English language instruction all year.
Click here for more information about our 14-week Fall and Spring courses and 4 week Summer courses. Pre-intermediate to very advanced level.
Click here for more information about our rigorous 8-week Summer course for students who have immediate plans to enter a degree program in the U.S.
ALP Levels, Placement & Testing
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Commission on English Language Accreditation
Columbia University American Language Program Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period August 2019 through August 2029 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, 1001 N. Fairfax St., Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, https://cea-accredit.org/.