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Christopher W. Collins

Senior Lecturer in Language

Christopher W. Collins has been teaching in the American Language Program since 2013. His teaching responsibilities include the Intensive English Program (IEP) and providing academic writing courses tailored to the specific needs of both undergraduate and graduate students.

Christopher is a frequent presenter at academic conferences and has presented locally (ALP Winter Conference; The New School MCES), regionally (NYS TESOL; Penn TESOL-EAST), nationally (TESOL; AAAL), and internationally (ANUPI [Mexico], CamTESOL [Cambodia], JALT [Japan]); he has also co-chaired the annual ALP Winter Conference since 2014. His research interests include vocabulary acquisition, second-language reading skills, second-language writing skills, and the interconnected relationship between these three competencies. In 2019, he conducted teacher training seminars on English Medium Instruction (EMI) for faculty at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil and at Universidad Panamericana (UP) in Guadalajara, Mexico.

He completed an Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics (Second Language Acquisition track) at Teachers College, Columbia University and an M.A. in TESOL (Curriculum Development concentration) at The New School.


  • Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A. in TESOL, The New School
  • B.A., Drexel University