Brooklyn College American Language Academy

A full-time intensive English language learning program.

Develop your English language skills at the Brooklyn College American Language Academy. Gain proficiency and confidence in your oral and written English skills. This is a full-time, college-oriented program that also serves as a pathway to degree programs at Brooklyn College.

Our program includes Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels of English learning.

Winter 2014 classes begin Jan. 13, 2014. (Placement test: Monday, Jan. 6)

Spring 2014 classes begin April 28, 2014. (Placement test: Monday, April 7)

Summer 2014: To be announced

For further information, please email Lillian O'Reilly at

ALA Application for Residents

Students can complete the ALA application to be considered for admission to the English language program. Please complete the PDF application below. Payment of $1,195 is due when you send your application.

Application for ALA for I-20 Students

Students who are accepted to the American Language Academy and require an F-1 visa must complete an I-20 application. An I -20 is needed for a full-time language student (180 hours per term) for an F-1 visa. An I-20 is also needed for current international students transferring from another educational institution within the United States. There is a $75 nonrefundable application fee that must be submitted with application. I-20 payment is due when you submit your application. The total amount with application fee is $1,270.

Program Fees

$1,195 per term (term is 10 weeks, for a total of 180 hours)

$75 nonrefundable application fee

Refund Policy

Refunds are issued according to the following policy:

  • 100% of total costs of tuition and fees for courses cancelled by the college.
  • 100% of tuition costs in a written request is submitted to the college 48 hours prior to the first class meeting.
  • No refunds will be given after the start of class.

Cancellation Policy

The college reserves the right to cancel any course for which there is insufficient enrollment, to combine classes, to limit registration in a course, to divide sections, to provide additional instruction for a course, and to change instructors if necessary. In the event of course cancellations or schedule changes, every effort will be made to notify registered students so they can make necessary adjustments.