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Spring 2021 Advisory

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Part-Time English Programs

Open to NY residents, Columbia students and employees whose first language is not English. Fall and Spring semester.

At present all part-time courses are being taught remotely via Zoom and Canvas. 

Academic Writing

This course helps students develop their academic writing skills. It covers essay structure, rhetoric, grammatical accuracy, editing, paraphrasing and citing sources.

Listening and Speaking

This course helps students develop fluency and improve overall listening comprehension. It covers presentation skills, group discussion, social interactions, speaking clearly and persuasively, and techniques for self-monitoring grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.


This course helps students attend to and better produce the sounds and rhythms of English. It covers word stress, intonation and individual sounds in order to improve intelligibility and confidence in spoken English.

ALP Levels, Placement & Testing

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Connect with Us

Learn more about American Language Program at Columbia University, or contact the program advisor.

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Apply to the American Language Program

Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

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