Community Language Program

Welcome to the Community Language Program (CLP)


UPDATE (October 2021)

Due to Covid-19, some fall 2021 CLP classes are online and some are in-person. No visitors are allowed to come to campus without an appointment made at least 48 hours ahead of time. We expect to offer both in-person and online courses for spring 2022. CLP students who take in-person classes need to show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID before they can attend Day 1 of class. Registration for spring 2022 CLP courses will open on November 16, 2021.

CLP Mission Statement

  1. Provide MA students in TESOL with the opportunity to practice teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) as part of their required MA TESOL curriculum.
  2. Offer English and foreign language instruction to adult learners of diverse nationalities at Teachers College, Columbia University, and surrounding New York communities. 
  3. Serve as a linguistic research laboratory for AL/TESOL students and faculty. 
  4. Provide AL/TESOL students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience in other areas of language education, such as language program development and administration, curriculum design and review, assessment, and teacher supervision.

Student Spotlight


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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