The ALP has a large full-time faculty dedicated exclusively to teaching English as a second language.

Every member of the ALP faculty holds either a master's or a doctorate in applied linguistics, the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), or a closely related field; most speak several languages and have lived and taught abroad.

As University faculty members, ALP instructors are an integral part of the intellectual and research life of the campus. Most ALP faculty members have published textbooks and articles on English as a second language, speak regularly at professional conferences on subjects related to their scholarly interests, and have assumed leadership roles in professional organizations.