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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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Christopher W. Collins

Lecturer in Language

Christopher W. Collins has been teaching in the American Language Program since 2013, and previously taught in Japan and the Czech Republic. Christopher regularly presents at academic conferences and has presented locally (The New School MCES & NYS TESOL), nationally (TESOL), and internationally (ANUPI [Mexico], CamTESOL [Cambodia], JALT [Japan]); he has also co-chaired the annual ALP Winter Conference since 2014. In 2019, he conducted teacher training seminars on English Medium Instruction (EMI) for faculty at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil and at Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Christopher is currently a graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University working on an Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics (Second Language Acquisition track). His pedagogical and research interests include vocabulary acquisition, second-language reading skills, second-language writing skills, and the interconnected relationship between these three competencies. He received his M.A. in TESOL with a concentration in Curriculum Development from The New School in 2011.


  • M.A. in TESOL, The New School
  • B.A., Drexel University