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TCSOL One-year Certificate Program

The Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL), co-sponsored by

provides state-of-the-art training in Chinese pedagogy. Developed and taught by a world-class team of experts, the program offers a cutting-edge curriculum that sets trainees on a fast and efficient track to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for operating effectively in current and future classrooms in various contexts.

The program spans 12 week(end)s over one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and is ideal for both pre-service teachers and in-service teachers who look to develop or enhance their ability to teach through an accelerated program.

The program particularly welcomes applications from the following groups of people:

  • Current students of MA programs in Applied Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Multilingual Education, and TESOL at Teachers College or other institutions both in and outside the U.S.

  • Graduates of MA programs in Applied Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Multilingual Education, and TESOL at Teachers College or other institutions both in and outside the U.S.

  • College seniors or recent graduates majoring in Chinese studies

  • Teachers from China or other Chinese-speaking regions

  • Mandarin speakers in the U.S. certified to teach other subjects

  • Mandarin speakers in the U.S. not yet certified in any subject

  • Professionals considering a career change

  • Individuals looking for a professional career

Read more about the program in the Press, in the Newsletter and on our official FACEBOOK Page.

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