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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, designed 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.

    Note: If you cannot view the video above, please click here.


  • Announcements

    TCSOL Current Cohort
    Click here to meet our current students!

    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/TESOL Summer Dual Program in Bejing

  • TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program

    The TCSOL/TESOL 2016 Summer Dual Certificate Program in Beijing is currently accepting applications. For more information about the application requirements and deadlines, please click here >>

    If you have any questions about this summer dual certificate program, please direct them to

    Check out photos from the TCSOL 2015 Beijing Summer Program!

Chinese Tutoring Program

  • Chinese Tutoring Program

    The Chinese Tutoring Program provides one-on-one tutoring in Chinese, in a blended format involving both face-to-face and online interactions. The program is organized by modules, each spanning four weeks, and each week comprising two hours of face-to-face sessions and two hours of asynchronous online interaction. (4 hours/week, 16 hours/module). The instructors are trainee teachers from the TCSOL program and the instructions are customized to individual learners' needs, the class schedules negotiated between individual students and instructors.

    Tuition: $25/module (reduced fee for pilot module). 

    To apply, please fill out an application form available here.

    Once you are accepted to the program, you will be given an access code to log in at the online platform: