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Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

September 15, 2017 - April 21, 2018

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The Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) 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 knowledge and skills necessary for operating effectively in current and future classrooms in various contexts. 

2017-2018 TCSOL Certificate program

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

  • A 12 week(end)s over one academic year certificate program (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018) in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)
  • Accelerated program ideal for both pre-service and in-service teachers
  • Perfect for College seniors or recent graduates majoring in Chinese studies, guest teachers from China or other Chinese-speaking regions, Mandarin speakers in the U.S. certified to teach other subjects or not yet certified in any subject, and career-changers 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Space is limited. Click here for information on how to apply. Please file your application as soon as possible.
Application deadlines for Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 are :

  • March 15, 2017 (priority deadline)
  • July 31, 2017 (final deadline)

** Note: If you are an international student and need J-1 sponsorship from Teachers College, Columbia University to attend the program, please apply as early as possible so you have enough time for visa application which usually takes a few months to prepare. **


Professor ZhaoHong Han and professor Lening Liu
Program Co-directors
The Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)
Teachers College, Columbia University