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Continuing Professional Studies
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Continuing Professional Studies

Putting your purpose into practice.

Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)

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.

2014-2015 TCSOL Certificate program

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

  • A 12 week(end)s over one academic year certificate program (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015) 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 2015-2016 academic year. Space is limited. Click here for information on how to apply. Application deadlines for Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 are:

  • International students who do NEED to apply for J-1 Visa to enter the U.S.
    • January 31, 2015 (priority deadline)
    • May 1, 2015 (final deadline)
  • Domestic and international students who do NOT need to apply for Visa
    • April 30, 2015 (priority deadline)
    • July 1, 2015 (final deadline)
For more information, Visit the TCSOL website: TCSOL
If you have further questions, please call or email
212 678 8378

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