Certificate Program in
Chinese to
Speakers of
Teachers College
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Asia for Educators
The Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages,
co-sponsored by (1) the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs at Teachers College,
Columbia University, (2) the Chinese Language Program in the Department of East Asian
Languages and Cultures at Columbia University, and (3) Asia for Educators at Columbia
University, provides state-of-the-art training in Chinese pedagogy. Developed and taught by a
world-class team of experts, the program offers a cutting-edge curriculum that sets trainees on
a fast and efficient track to gain knowledge and skills necessary for operating effectively in the
current and future classrooms in various contexts. The program especially encourages
applicants who are:
Undergraduate students, current students or graduates of MA programs in Chinese
studies, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Mandarin speakers in the U.S. certified or not yet certified to teach other subjects
Teachers from China or other Chinese-speaking regions
Professionals considering a career change
Individuals looking for a professional career
The TCSOL program is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 session. Space
is limited. Application deadlines for Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 are:
International students who do NEED to apply for J-1 Visa to enter the U.S.:
o January 31, 2015 (priority deadline)
o May 1, 2015 (final deadline)
Domestic and international students who do NOT need to apply for Visa:
o April 30, 2015 (priority deadline)
o July 1, 2015 (final deadline)
Read more about the program at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/tcsol OR scan
Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 66, 525 W. 120 Street
New York, NY 10027
[email protected]
Wechat ID: TCSOLgeda
Program Schedule: Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 semesters
12 sessions total—each session includes
Friday and Saturday morning and afternoon