Community Language Program

Welcome to the Community Language Program (CLP)


The CLP provides quality and affordable English and foreign language instruction to adult learners of diverse nationalities and backgrounds in the Columbia University and surrounding New York communities. It is part of the highly esteemed Applied Linguistics and TESOL (AL/TESOL) program here at Teachers College, Columbia University. The CLP serves as an education lab school, where M.A. students in Applied Linguistics and in TESOL complete their practical teacher training. Also, at times, doctoral students and faculty in AL/TESOL conduct second language second language research in the CLP.

UPDATE (July, 2020): Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Fall 2020 CLP classes will be online and placement testing will be done remotely from the student's home.

The CLP staff will continue to work remotely through December 2020. We would still love to hear from you! Email is the easiest way to communicate right now. However, if you would prefer to call, please leave a message so we can call you back!

Our Courses


English as a Second Language

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International Researchers Language Program

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Foreign Languages

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