The Center for American Language & Culture at The College of New Jersey delivers academic and co-curricular programming to English Language Learners from around the world. The Center holds courses during the fall and spring semesters, as well as intensive programming during summer and winter sessions. Our international partnerships bring students and educators to our scenic 289-acre campus in Ewing Township. The Center also works on special programming at our partner institutions. Since the Center’s founding in 2012, we have grown to offer a variety of English as a Second Language programs and training to a growing demographic.
In addition, the Center supports TCNJ faculty and staff in the internationalization of the campus and the curriculum as part of TCNJ’s on-going efforts at campus internationalization. The Center also promotes international engagement as well as cross-cultural and multilingual awareness throughout the TCNJ community.
Accreditation & Standards
The College of New Jersey and all of its academic programs, including the Center’s English for Academic Purposes Program, the Institute for ESL & American Studies, are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. While MSCHE does not accredit individual programs, it affirms TCNJ’s ability to supervise the academic quality of all of its academic offerings.
The Center is a member of English USA, the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP), an organization that promotes professional standards of quality in English programs and requires all members hold to professional standards in all their work.
Many of the Center’s staff and other international education professionals at TCNJ are members of NAFSA: the Association of International Educators and participate/present at the association’s annual conference each year.
The Center’s curriculum is guided by the language proficiency guidelines of ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), which for the past 25 years have had an increasingly profound impact on language teaching and learning in the United States.