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Community Language Program

Teachers College, Columbia University


Fall 2019 registration for ESL classes is closed.

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Registration for Fall 2019 Foreign Language classes ONLY is extended until August 31st.

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Fall 2019 dates

Placement testing: August 27, 28 & 29; September 3 & 4 (Mandatory for all NEW students)

Courses: September 23 - December 7 (Thanksgiving Holiday week [no CLP classes]: November 25 - 29)

Registration Deadline for ESL classes: August 20, 2019

Exetended registration for foreign language  (Spanish, French & Italian)classes only: August 31, 2019


Space in Special Classes

*Please note that space in the following special classes will be very limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis for Fall 2019: Conversation, Pronunciation, Writing, Grammar & Writing, TOEFL. We strongly encourage you to take an ESL class as an alternative. 

Refund Policy

Our refund policy has changed. Please review the details of our new policy here

Placement Testing

New students for ESL and English special courses must be able to come to the CLP on one of the testing dates in order to be eligible to take classes. Absolutely no exceptions.

Those dates are:

Tuesday, August 27

Wednesday, August 28

Thursday, August 29

Tuesday, September 3

Wednesday, September 4

You will select a test time and make an appointment upon registering and paying for your courses. There are no make-up test dates, so please consult your calendar prior to registering. 

Maximum number of courses

Students are very strongly encouraged to think about workload and their personal schedules before registering for multiple classes. Students may not resgister for more than 3 classes.  Any student who registers for more than 3 courses without authorization from the Program will lose his/her seat in the additional courses. 



**Please see the IRLP page for more information on the IRLP program dates and registration details**.

Please note: IRLP courses are only for individuals with official visiting researcher positions at Teachers College, Columbia University, or other local insitutions of higher education.