Associate Dean's Message

Lisa Springer

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to welcome you to the NYU School of Professional Studies American Language Institute (ALI). Established in 1945, the ALI was one of the first university-based language learning centers of its kind. The main NYU campus, located in the heart of New York City, currently educates one of the largest international populations among US universities and provides incomparable access to the cultures of the world.

I am fortunate to work closely with an experienced faculty and a warm staff to provide you with a rich learning experience. I’m confident that you will gain a greater understanding of the English language and American culture when you study with us. You will then be able to use your newfound skills in personal, professional, or academic settings. In the meantime, I invite you to take advantage of all the ALI has to offer as we explore new ways to learn together, grow to know one another, and enjoy the riches that New York has to offer.

I hope that you will join our learning community at the NYU School of Professional Studies American Language Institute.


Lisa Springer
Associate Dean and Clinical Professor
Division of Languages and Humanities
NYU School of Professional Studies

“A different language is a different vision of life.” Federico Fellini