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The American Language Program (ALP) provides wide-ranging, high-quality
academic courses in English as a Second Language. Founded in 1911, ALP is
one of the oldest English-as-a-Second-Language programs in the United
States, offering a carefully integrated sequence of courses to students who
wish to improve their command of English.
The School of Continuing Education offers online ALP courses with Columbia Interactive Arts & Sciences using
situations from the workplace to stress practical skills, such as grammatical
accuracy, reading comprehension, fluency, effective communication, and
understanding of American business culture.
Columbia's ALP e-courses stand out from other online offerings because of
their unique approach to learning. The School of Continuing Education
recognize that you learn best when your educational experience is
compelling, relevant, and true to life. Each course offered presents you
with a complete series of tasks, rooted in real-life situations, that you
work through as you acquire new knowledge and skills. The situations and
people within each scenario draw you in and keep you working until you have
mastered the task at hand.
The courses meet the unique needs of today's online learners by offering
Tutors are an essential part of your ALP education. Your tutor is ready to
guide you throughout the course, offering helpful hints, insight, and
constructive suggestions to help you complete each task and move on to the
next with confidence.
- Self-paced courses
- Access anytime, anywhere
- Expert Tutors
- Dedicated Enrollment Advisor
- Student Homepage
- Official Columbia transcript and letter of completion
(Professional Seminars offer only letter of completion)
- Technical support
The American Language Program adheres to the National Association of Foreign
Student Advisors (NAFSA) code of ethics and ascribes to University and
College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) and American Association of
Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) guidelines.