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Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)
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Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)

In the Department of Arts & Humanities

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  • Welcome

    Welcome to the TCSOL Website!

    The Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) Program is a teacher training program based at Teachers College, Columbia University, desigened to give state of the art training to students and professionals interested in learning how to teach Chinese.
    Please view our site to see current and former TCSOL events, past student projects, testimonials from students and alumni, and other features of the TCSOL Program. If you have any questions related to the program, please to do not hesitate to contact our office.
    Program Introduction

    If you cannot view the youtube link, please click here.

TCSOL Events

  • TCSOL Events

    International Week: Teaching Chinese in the US and Beyond

    For this year’s Teachers College International Week, TCSOL sponsored a panel discussion about teaching Chinese in different contexts. We have invited different teachers to share their experience about teaching in different settings in the US and in other countries.

    TCSOL Outing, Fall 2014: New York Botanical Garden

    The TCSOL students took a trip to see the fall foliage and catch a glimpse of nature in the city on Saturday, November 8, 2015. With the changing season came the changing leaves, this outing gave students to relax together during a time outside the classroom.

    TCSOL Pragmatics Workshop Fall 2014

    Dr. Hansun Waring taught a workshop on Pragmatics to TCSOL students on October 10th. Dr. Waring specializes in Conversation Analysis, and this workshop focused on monitoring and analyzing how people interact, paying attention to details in meaning and less obvious features of language. Students learned that very different meanings can be conveyed with slightly different wording, and that teachers must be aware of this when teaching.

    TCSOL Efolio (Electronic Portfolio) Workshop Fall 2014

    On October 11th, the TCSOL Program held an Efolio workshop taught by Dr. Carolin Fuchs. An Efolio is an online, interactive portfolio compiled of personal and professional materials. This workshop provided the framework for TCSOL students to begin to select homework assignments, lesson plans, and other materials developed over the course of the fall semester to eventually culminate in an their online efolio. This online, interactive resume can be sent to schools and other employers as evidence of their academic and professional development.

    TCSOL Orientation Fall 2014

    On Sep. 19, 2014, the TCSOL Certificate Program held its 2014-2015 Orientation at Teachers College, Columbia University.

TCSOL 2015 Beijing Summer Program

  • TCSOL 2015 Beijing Summer Program

    The TCSOL 2015 Beijing Summer Program, co-sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University and the Beijing Language and Culture University's Division of Chinese International Education, ended successfully on July 17, 2015. Please click here to view the program's photos.

    Information about the TCSOL 2016 Summer Program will be updated soon!


  • Announcements

    Class of 2015 Graduation Photos and Video

    The TCSOL 2015 graduation ceremony was held on April 24, 2015 at Teachers College, Columbia University. The TCSOL students, faculty members, staff, and guests came together to celebrate this special day that marked
    the successful conclusion of the intensive year-long program. Congratulations to Class of 2015!

    To view the graduation photos, please click here.
    To view the graduation video, please click here.

    TCSOL Newsletter and Open House 2015 Photos

    It is our pleasure to inform you that the Spring 2015 edition of the TCSOL Newsletter is available here. We hope you enjoy reading it.

    Please also join us in celebrating the success of the TCSOL Spring Open House 2015. Event photos are available on our Facebook page.

    Special thanks to our newsletter editors, contributors, and all the volunteers for the Open House.

    Welcome to our new website!

    We are proud to unveil our newly upgraded TCSOL website! We have added some new features such as current student and alumni testimonials, as well as advertisements for new events and programs such as the TCSOL Beijing Summer Program. Please feel free to explore the new site!

    If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to email us at