Language Maintenance Tutorials

About the Language Maintenance Tutorial (LMT) Program

Each semester, the LRC offers non-credit language tutorials designed to provide students with prior knowledge* of a given language the opportunity to maintain and advance their skills in that language. Every Language Maintenance Tutorial (LMT) is instructed by a Columbia graduate student, and meets for ten (10) sessions of ninety (90) minutes each over the course of the semester. For information about pricing, click here. Unfortunately, LMTs cannot assist in satisfying a language requirement, and do not substitute for any regularly offered, for-credit language course.

*A minimum of two years of language education at the college level is required for all language tutorials.


Which languages are offered?

Because we draw our tutors from the Columbia graduate student body itself, the availability of a language is dependent upon the availability of a tutor in the language. In a typical semester, we might have tutorials in Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Cantonese, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, English, French, Georgian, German, Hausa, Hebrew, Hungarian, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Wolof, and Zulu, among others.



Registration for students interested in taking a tutorial opens at the start of the Spring semester, on Thursday, January 28th, 2015, and will remain open until Friday , February 19th. For more information about the registration process, please click here.

Registration for Columbia graduate students who are interested in becoming tutors will take place throughout the months of January and February. For more information about becoming a tutor, please click here.


More Information

For more detailed information, including registration, please visit the appropriate page.

Any additional queries can be directed to the program coordinator, either in the form of an email to or by calling (212) 854-9226.