Program in American Language Studies


NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 virus all classes are being taught remotely/online for the Summer session;  you can register for classes from anywhere in the United States.  The dates for Summer Session daytime classes are June 1 - July 18, 2020 and for Saturday classes June 6 - July 25, 2020.  A placement test is scheduled for Thursday, May 28th for new students.  Please register and pay by Wednesday, May 27th, 4pm EST.


Until further notice the office of the Program in American Language Studies will be open remotely from 9:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday. Please call or email as follows:

Darlene Smith, Program Coordinator:  973.353.5013,

Kristine Krieg, Testing Coordinator:  973.353.2722,

Nanette Bouvier, PALS Director: 973.353.5368,


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The Program in American Language Studies has been a part of Rutgers University–Newark for more than 30 years. In this time, we have taught more than 3,000 students from over 70 countries.             

Our expert instructors have had years of experience teaching our diverse international students about American English and culture.  Starting the Fall of 2020, PALS will now operate on a semester basis, following the normal Rutgers University Calendar.  Instead of 6 levels, each lasting seven week sessions, PALS will have three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) that are 14 weeks long. 


Achieve Your Goals

Some students want to study in an American college or university, others are seeking better job opportunities or plan to live in the USA. PALS is here to support you as you work to improve your academic ability in English.  

Whatever your level—beginner, intermediate, or advanced—we have programs and courses specially designed  to develop your listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar skills.  


It's Your Choice

PALS offers a variety of programs and courses to help develop students' English language skills:

  • Intensive ESL Program
  • TOEFL Programs, Courses, & Workshops
  • IELTS Programs, Courses, & Workshops
  • Advanced Academic Program
  • University Courses (for Undergraduate and Graduate Rutgers students)
  • Evening & Saturday Courses
  • International Graduate Student Institute
  • Private Tutoring


Information about the closed  IELTS Testing Center ~








Program in American Language Studies

175 University Avenue
Conklin Hall, Room 226
Newark , NJ 07102
United States

Tel: +1 (973) 353-5013
Fax: +1 (973) 353-1438

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