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about us

ALPS Language School is located in Seattle on Capitol Hill’s lively main street, Broadway. We are close to Seattle University and Seattle Central College campuses and a 20-minute walk and 7-minute train ride from downtown.  Capitol Hill is packed with restaurants, laid-back coffee shops and specialty stores, and you can always find something to do close to the school.

Our Values
ALPS is committed to maintaining an environment in which every student and faculty member feels welcome to participate in the life of the school.

Mission Statement
ALPS Language School provides opportunities for students from diverse countries and cultural backgrounds to improve their English language skills to meet academic, professional and personal goals.   We deliver high-quality English language instruction through a flexible course structure taught in small group classes, with emphasis on building the skills it takes to communicate effectively in today’s world.

Our History
ALPS was formed in 1992 when a group of teachers came together to offer a unique, personalized approach to teaching English. We started small and have stayed small – by choice. Our combination of small group classes and private lessons have helped a diverse range of students from around the globe to achieve a wide variety of goals. Successful college, university and graduate students got their foundation in English at ALPS. Professionals who needed a personalized touch upgraded their skills here. New arrivals to Seattle and travelers passing through joined us to hone the English skills they needed to thrive and survive in America. It has been a pleasure and privilege getting to know so many students and teachers over the years. So many lifelong friendships have formed here in the school, and even some marriages. With ongoing improvements, and new programs to embrace the opportunities Seattle’s recent growth has offered, we’re excited for the future.

We owe our reputation to the dedicated professionals who work here.  Our teachers are known for their ability to empower students to communicate confidently in English.  Small classes enable teachers to proactively address the needs of each individual student.

Student Services
Everybody who knows ALPS Language School knows that we take care of our students as if they were family.  Our academic advisors help students successfully map out their English language education, and our excellent activity program enables students to explore life outside the classroom, socialize with fellow students and practice English.

English Only Policy
We want everybody to practice English as much as possible. This also creates an inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable and welcome. Students are always required to speak English at ALPS Language School.

ALPS Language School's programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. ACCET is listed by the U. S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
ALPS Language School is also on the list of SEVP-approved schools for issuing SEVIS Form I-20s for students applying for F-1 student visas.

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This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

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An open arms policy makes ALPS a welcoming and comfortable place to learn

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