TESOL Certificate | Teachers College Columbia University

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For more than 15 years, our intensive TESOL Certificate Program has offered a unique balance of theory and practice in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Starting Summer 2015, we are pleased to announce that our rigorous program will continue in a blended learning format with half of the instruction taking place online and half of the instruction taking place onsite, at Teachers College, Columbia University. We are offering the TESOL Certificate Program in an intensive format in the summer and in a part-time format, spread out over the Fall and Spring semesters from October to April.

The TESOL Certificate Program is ideal for recent college students, current teachers who want to improve their skills, and career-changers.

Please note: The application deadline for the summer intensive program is May 20, 2015. The international student application deadline has passed. The application deadline for the part-time Fall-Spring program is September 1, 2015. The international student application is August 1, 2015.

A Window Into Our Program

Theoretical Foundation

With its close affiliation with the graduate program in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, the TESOL Certificate program offers a theoretical foundation grounded in current research by experts in the field of TESOL. Students will gain a strong foundation in Classroom Practices, Second Language Acquisition, Pedagogical English Grammar, Second Language Assessment, and Intercultural Communication

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Practical Training

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

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