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JOIN US: TESOL Certificate Open House, April 17, 6-8pm

Discover how our new blended online and on-campus Program can facilitate your future by joining the instructors, alumni, and other interested students of TC's TESOL Certificate Program at our Open House on Friday, April 17, 6-8pm, in Everett Lounge, Zankel Building, Teachers College. Learn more and RSVP Online.

For more than 15 years, our intensive TESOL Certificate Program has offered a unique balance of theory and practice in Teaching English as a Second Language, making it ideal for recent college graduates, current teachers who want to improve their skills, and career-changers. Starting Summer 2015, we are pleased to announce that our rigorous program will continue in a blended learning format, with approximately five weeks of semi-synchronous online instruction and four weeks of onsite instruction at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. 
Please note: The regular application deadline is May 1, 2015. The international student application deadline is April 1st, 2015. 

A Window to Our Program

Theoretical Foundations

Our students learn the theoretical side of TESOL, gaining insight into teaching methodologies, theories of language learning, assessment skills, linguistics structures, and cross-cultural communication.

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Practical Training

Our students gain practical applications of the theoretical knowledge through supervised student teaching at our on-campus Community Language Program and senior teacher mentoring.

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Meet our Alumni