Welcome to the American Language Institute (ALI) at NYU Shanghai. The ALI, a division of the NYU School of Professional Studies (SPS), is one of the first English language centers in the world. We offer general, academic, professional, and custom English courses.
Established in 1945 and headquartered in New York, ALI provides its learners the distinct competitive advantage of honing their English language proficiency at a world-renowned university with an expansive global presence. ALI's first global site, the NYU SPS ALI Tokyo Center, was launched in 2013. Building upon that success, ALI New York has partnered with NYU Shanghai to bring the NYU English language learning experience, with over seventy years of industry-leading programs and instruction, to Shanghai. ALI Shanghai students not only have a powerful NYU credential added to their résumé, but also have the opportunity to cultivate relationships and engage in dialogue with other English language learners whose experiences parallel their own.
We welcome English language learners from beginning through the advanced levels to take our courses. All of our learners will develop skills they need to communicate effectively in English in a range of settings. Students preparing to study abroad will develop cultural and academic skills needed for success in an American higher education institution. Professionals will gain English communication and intercultural skills to advance their careers.