ALIplus Combines English-Language Study with Professional Training

NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 – The American Language Institute (ALI) of the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) is introducing nine new certificates in professional English, starting in Summer 2013.

The new certificates, known as ALIplus, are available in: the Business of Art; Digital Filmmaking; Financial Analysis; Finance Fundamentals; Graphic Production; Marketing Strategies and Execution; Media Technologies; Real Estate Development; and Real Estate and Investment.

These full-time, 12-week certificate programs are designed for international professionals and aspiring students who wish to combine English-language study through ALI with specialized professional training in a variety of NYU-SCPS noncredit certificate tracks.

To qualify for enrollment in these certificates, students must first register for and take the ALI Online Proficiency Test. Students who receive an English language proficiency rating of ALI Level 5 or higher on this test may register for these certificates. Additional testing, application, and NYU international student fees also apply.

All of the ALIplus certificate programs qualify for full-time, F-1 visa study. Details, deadlines, and additional application information are available at

About the American Language Institute
For more than 60 years, ALI has offered English instruction programs that take full advantage of its location in the heart of New York City. Through classes held downtown at the historic Woolworth Building, or in the Union Square area, students benefit from the Institute’s proximity to the dynamic cultural, artistic, and economic forces that drive the City.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies ( is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit