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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


  • Kate

    I was not sure what to expect when I was accepted into Columbia's TESOL Certificate Program. It had been 30 years since I was in a classroom! What I found were wonderfully diverse classmates (diverse in age, experience and nationality), dedicated teachers, challenging assignments and a fascinating teaching experience. We worked hard, acquired a tremendous amount of new knowledge and laughed a lot with each other and our teachers. It was indeed a challenging 8 weeks, but we were supported, motivated and encouraged by our classmates, teachers and staff.  And I was totally prepared to plunge into private tutoring in the fall. I highly recommend this program.

    - Kate, 2014 Student

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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