Programs Available

Intensive English Programs

  • Intensive Program
    Fourteen-week and shorter courses; English grammar, pronunciation, fluency, listening, and reading comprehension, and writing.
  • Advanced Academic Preparation
    Eight-week course for students who have immediate plans to enter a degree program in the U.S.

Special Programs (Open to General Public)

Part-Time English Programs

  • Academic Writing for International Students
    This course helps students develop their academic writing skills, covering essay structure, rhetoric, grammatical accuracy, paraphrasing, and citing sources.
  • Listening and Speaking for International Students
    This course helps students to develop fluency and improve listening comprehension. Students learn to attend to and correct errors in grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
  • Pronunciation
    The 3-point pronunciation course provides special practice in attending to and producing the sounds and rhythms of English. This course meets twice a week for 2 hours per class, and is limited to an enrollment of 12 students in each class.

Special Programs (Open to Matriculating Columbia University Degree Students)

  • Advanced Academic Writing for International Students
    This course helps students develop their academic writing skills.

    The course is only open to students who are enrolled at the Columbia University School of General Studies (GS) who have been promoted or placed into ALP Level 9. Offered in the Fall and Spring semesters, please see your GS advisor to register.
  • English for Professional Purposes: Communications Practice
    This summer English course prepares students for the demands of graduate coursework, a professional internship, and the competitive communications job market beyond. It is open only to Master’s of Science in Communications Practice students who are entering Columbia’s School of Continuing Education in the fall.
  • English for Professional Purposes: Law
    This summer English course prepares students for the demands of graduate legal studies. It is open only to LL.M. students who are entering Columbia Law School (CLS) in the fall.
  • English for Professional Purposes: SIPA
    This summer English course prepares students for the demands of graduate studies in international and public affairs. It is open only to MIA and MPA students who are entering Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in the fall.
  • English for Professional Purposes: Social Work (Summer)
    This summer English course prepares students for the demands of graduate studies in social work. It is open only to MSW students entering the Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW) in the fall.
  • English for Social Work (Fall)
    This fall part-time English course is open only to MSW students in the Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW).
  • International Teaching Fellows Training
    Special language and teacher training for International Teaching Fellows in the graduate schools at Columbia University.