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American Language Program, English Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
    Duration
University rank #19 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
The American Language Program aims to provide high-quality academic English courses for full-time language students, matriculated Columbia graduate and undergraduate students, and other members of the Columbia University.
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Overview

The American Language Program mission from Columbia University is to provide rigorous English language education that supports the academic, professional and personal goals of our student community, while promoting critical thinking and intercultural awareness.

The ALP aims to

  • help students become familiar with U.S. culture
  • prepare students for studying in a U.S. academic context
  • promote the internationalization of Columbia

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The ALP offers a unique educational experience:
  • a world-class, expert faculty, with many years of teaching experience
  • a rigorous academic program, with clear objectives to reach at each level
  • one of the oldest English language programs in the U.S.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The American Language Program only accepts applications submitted online from this website. No applications from online third-parties will be accepted.
  • The one-time application fee to the ALP is $150, non-refundable. Full-time programs also require a $350 tuition deposit, non-refundable.

To study at the ALP, most students need to complete TWO applications:

  • the ALP online application
  • the online I-20 application (for your F-1 Student Visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2182 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2182 USD per credit and a duration of 14 days.
  • National

    2182 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2182 USD per credit and a duration of 14 days.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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