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American Language Program

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The Ohio State University’s intensive English program, the American Language Program (ALP), was founded in 1983. The ALP serves graduate and undergraduate students who have not yet reached the level of English proficiency required for regular academic admission. Most ALP students plan to pursue an academic program at The Ohio State University, but many go on to study at other institutions.

Ohio State ranks among the top 10 destinations for international students in the United States, enrolling over 6000 students from more than 110 countries. Our goal at the ALP is to encourage you to experience university life and American culture. The ALP provides small classes, academic counseling, and TOEFL test preparation classes to ensure your success.

For application information click on Applications.

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