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Institute of American Language and Culture

Institute of American Language and Culture
The Institute of American Language and Culture (IALC) is the Fordham English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Courses are available to all non-native speakers - those curently enrolled in a fordham credit program, those intending to enroll in a Fordham program in the future, and those who simply want to improve their English language skills for personal or professional reasons.

The IALC office is located at the Lincoln Center Campus, at 33 West 60th Street on the 3rd floor. The majority of our courses and workshops take place in the Lowenstein Building at 113 West 60th Street. A limited number of courses and workshops for matriculated students take place at the Rose Hill campus during the academic year.

A combination of traditional ESL courses (which address reading, writing, grammar, speaking, listening and vocabulary skills) and content-based courses, designed to bridge the gap between English language studies and university-level content courses, are offered. Fordham undergraduate students may receive college credit for College ESL Writing 1 or 2.

For more information, contact Irene Badaracco, Director of IALC at 212-636-7994 or email

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Institute of American Language and Culture
Director, Irene Badaracco, Ph.D.
33 West 60th Street, 3rd Floor
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00-5:00

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