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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Summer 2017

May 22, 2017 - August 15, 2017

For more information, please call or email

Silvana Dushku
Community Language and TESOL Certificate programs
Teachers College, Columbia University
For the 2017 TESOL Certificate program see http://www.tc.columbia.edu/arts-and-humanities/tesol-certificate/

The TESOL intensive summer program leads to the completion of a Teachers College Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The TESOL Certificate Program is a 9-week non-degree program that offers participants from all over the world a unique blend of theory and practice and a hands-on, integrated skills approach to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), and/or English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
Participants study the fundamentals of how English works, the most up-to-date theories on how languages are learned, and how to assess students. They also explore teaching methodologies and take part in an integrated curriculum of courses and workshops. Topics include creating a learner-centered classroom, language and culture, and course and materials development. One of the highlights of the program is that participants plan for and teach their own classes in TC’s Community Language Program.
TESOL also offers one-day workshops and classes focused on building professional competencies in the field.


2017 TESOL Certificate Program

Summer Intensive Program

A 9-week summer intensive program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Perfect for recent college graduates, current English teachers who want to improve their skills, and career-changers

The 2017 summer program will run Monday to Friday from May 22 through August 15

Application deadline for the summer program is April 1, 2017

During the online portion, the hours are flexible. During the onsite portion the hours are 9:30am to 5:00pm.

May 22, 2017 - First day of the online portion of the summer program
May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day (TCP Office Closed)
June 20, 2017 - End of the online portion of the summer program
July 4, 2017 - Fourth of July (TCP Office Closed)
July 10, 2017 - First day on-site at Teachers College, Columbia University
August 4, 2017 - Last day of on-site classes
August 15, 2017 - Final paper due

Monday-Friday, 9:30am - 5pm