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TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Program in Beijing

Summer 2017

March 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016

When: July 17, 2017 - August 4, 2017

Where: Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China

Apply to the Program

Please email your application materials directly to the TCSOL office at tcsol-beijing@tc.columbia.edu.

Application deadline: 

  • March 15, 2017 (priority)
  • June 30, 2017 (final deadline)

Please note that seats are limited. Applicants are accepted on a first-come basis, and only upon submission of full application and application fee. The application fee depends on the date when the full application is submitted. Please see “fees” for more specific information regarding the application fee and corresponding deadline.

Click here for Application Requirements

For more information, Visit the website: TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Program

If you have further questions, please email tcsol-beijing@tc.columbia.edu


The TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program in Beijing is a collaborative program co-organized by Columbia University's Teachers College, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Weatherhead East Asian Institute, co-sponsored by The Division of Chinese International Education at Beijing Language and Culture University and Columbia Global Centers | East Asia in Bejing. This dual certificate program provides intensive training in the teaching of both Chinese and English. Participants, however, have the options of obtaining a single certificate either in TCSOL, TESOL, or both.

The TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program especially encourages applicants who are

  • MA students/graduates in Chinese linguistics, English, Bilingual or Multilingual Education
  • College seniors in Chinese linguistics, English, Bilingual or Multilingual Education
  • Teachers of Chinese or English looking to enhance their teaching expertise
  • Professionals considering a career change
  • Individuals seeking to acquire a new skill

Students who successfully complete the TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program will receive a certificate jointly issued by Teachers College, Columbia University and Beijing Language and Culture University to acknowledge their participation and achievement in the program. Attending the TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program will also give a significant advantage to applicants who decide to continue on to the TCSOL One-year Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. With the foundation that the summer program provides, students will be better equipped for the rigorous program at Teachers College. Application priority will be given to students who demonstrate their ability during the summer program. Additionally, applicants who successfully complete the summer program will be eligible for a reduction of the tuition fee for the one-year courses should they be admitted to the TCSOL Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Dr. ZhaoHong Han is Professor of Language and Education in the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Han co-directs the TCSOL Program with Dr. Lening Liu. Dr. Han’s main research includes second/foreign language acquisition and language teaching. Her research is widely published in international journals and monographs of applied linguistics and second/foreign language education.

Dr. Lening Liu is Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Director of the Chinese Language Program at Columbia University. In addition, he is the Director of the Confucius Institute and serves as co-director of the TCSOL Program with Dr. Han.

Application Fee (non-refundable)

  • Priority: $50 (Before March 15, 2017)
  • Final: $100 (March 16, 2017 to June 30, 2017)

Tuition Fee (non-refundable)
The tuition fee varies depending on the track you apply to.

  • TCSOL only: $1,500
  • TESOL only: $1,500
  • Dual: $3,000

In order to ensure your place in the program, the full tuition fee must be paid within two weeks of the date you were accepted.

Deferral may be granted for those admitted students; however, it may result in collection of the difference in increased tuition in such case.

Application and Tuition Fee Payment

To make a payment, please follow this link: https://commerce.cashnet.com/TCSOL.

Late Fee

If the tuition fee is not paid within two weeks of the date you were accepted, an additional late fee of $100 will be added.

Below is the schedule for TCSOL/TESOL 2017 Summer Dual Program:

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017
July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017
July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017

Everyday from:

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China (Room: TBA)