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Teachers College, Columbia University
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate Program

With more than 15 years of experience offering the TESOL Certificate Program, we are continuing our rigorous program in a blended learning format, starting Summer 2015. 

The program will include approximately 5 weeks of semi-synchronous online instruction and 4 weeks of onsite instruction at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. 

This intensive program offers a unique balance of theory and practice, including supervised student teaching and senior teacher mentoring. Students will gain insight into teaching methodologies, theories of language learning, assessment, linguistics structures and cross-cultural communication and will put their knowledge into practice while teaching in our Community Language Program. 

This intensive program is ideal for recent college graduates, current teachers who want to improve their skills, and career-changers. 

Meet Our Teachers


  • Mike

    I can't think of a better move for a career-changer who is interested in entering the field of education than to spend a summer with some amazing colleagues and the outstanding faculty at the Teachers College TESOL program. Leave any worry at the door if you are concerned about being a student who hasn't stepped foot into classroom for a while. You are going to find a warm and welcoming environment which definitely embraces all manner of diversity -- including "the age thing." Do yourself a huge favor: sign up and go!

    -- Mike, 2014 Student

Contact Us

  • Application Information

    Attention Prospective Applicants: The application process for our TESOL Certificate Program is currently being revised. Our application link will be on our website in mid-December. 

    International Student Application Deadline: April 1st, 2015
    Regular Application Deadline: May 1st, 2015