Applied Linguistics & TESOL

Welcome to the Applied Linguistics & TESOL program

The Applied Linguistics and TESOL program at Columbia University’s Teachers College uniquely emphasizes education through cultivating a sound understanding of the socio-political contexts surrounding, and the processes related to, language, language use, non-primary language development, pedagogy, and assessment. Students through their course work engage in knowledge discovery, critical thinking, and problem-solving from multiple, diverse perspectives - cognitive, psychological, linguistic, sociolinguistic, and technological. The program serves a wide range of education needs, from PreK-12 to second language, foreign language, and heritage language.  

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Whether you are a prospective or current student, you will find resources below that will help you choose your path.

Prospective Students

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Current Students

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Non-Degree Programs

Community Language Program

Community Language Program

TESOL Certificate Program

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TCSOL Certificate Program

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Language Program Management Certificate Program



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