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Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Columbia University

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Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)

Teachers College, Columbia University

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About the Program


The Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL)
, co-sponsored by

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.

The program spans 12 week(end)s over one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and is ideal for both pre-service teachers and in-service teachers who look to develop or enhance their ability to teach through an accelerated program.

The program particularly welcomes applications from the following groups of people:

  • College seniors or recent graduates majoring in Chinese studies
  • Guest teachers from China or from other Chinese-speaking regions
  • Mandarin speakers in the U.S. certified to teach other subjects
  • Mandarin speakers in the U.S. not yet certified in any subject
  • Professionals considering a career change
  • Individuals looking for a professional career

We are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 session. Spaces are limited. Click here for information on how to apply.  Application deadlines for Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 AY are:

  • Domestic students & International students (who do NOT need to apply for Visa):
    August 1, 2014 (final deadline) 

  • International students (who NEED to apply for J-1 Visa to enter the U.S.):
    June 30, 2014  (*Please inquire via email if interested yet past deadline.*)

Read more about the program in the Press, in the Newsletter, and on our official FACEBOOK Page.  


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Continuing Professional Support

The TCSOL Fund