Professional English Program

Professional English Program students in classroom photo

The NYU School of Professional Studies American Language Institute (ALI) offers the Professional English Program (PEP), which is geared to provide you with the confidence, fluency, and sophistication you need to succeed in English in a variety of work-related environments. At the ALI—one of the top-ranked English language programs in the country—you will learn from professionals who have designed courses to meet your individual needs. Whether your goal is to refine your accent, produce more professionally written business documents, or enhance your public speaking skills, you will benefit from our innovative methods that improve your English and help you to gain that much-needed competitive edge.

New Networking Opportunity: We have included one free professional enhancement skills workshop per semester, which is included in your tuition. This extracurricular activity also is a social event that provides a unique opportunity to enhance your professional development, while networking with peers from around the world. Past workshop topics have included: effective emailing, networking, interviewing strategies, and public speaking.

Most evening and Saturday courses run for 13-week terms beginning in September and in February. In the summer, courses run for 6-week terms beginning in late May and again in early July. Registration opens about two months before the beginning of each term. Please note that evening classes are held downtown in the Woolworth Building at 15 Barclay Street, while Saturday classes are held in the Fairchild Building at 7 East 12th Street.

Registration is fast and convenient.

Self-Register Online

Use our easy Course Enrollment Guide to determine which level of English language learning is appropriate for you and view recommended courses by level. Then, register online using the course links below.

Come to an Open Advisement Session

If you have any questions before or after you register, we invite you to sign up for an individualized advising appointment during our open advisement sessions by emailing us at You will meet with our faculty members, one-on-one, during your advising appointment. Prior to your advising appointment, you will be emailed a free, optional English language assessment that will include two brief language tasks. The optional assessment also will provide a language sample for discussion in your advising session.

Spring 2019 PEP Courses

Attend an Open Advisement Session

In addition to self-registering online, you are also welcome to attend one of our open advisement sessions to receive a free English language assessment and an individualized advisement session with one of our faculty members.

All advisement sessions will take place in either the Fairchild Building (at 7 East 12th Street) or in the Woolworth Building in lower Manhattan (at 15 Barclay Street.) as indicated below.

Advisement Sessions for
Spring 2019:

Tue, Jan. 22, 2019, at 6:00pm*

Wed, Jan. 23, 2019, at 6:00pm*

Thurs, Jan. 24, 2019, at 6:00pm*

Fri, Jan. 25, 2019, at 6:00pm*

Mon, Jan. 28, 2019, at 6:00pm**

Sat, Feb. 2, 2019, at 11:00am*

Sat, Mar. 9, 2019, at 11:00am*

* Fairchild Building, 7 East 12th Street

** Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street