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Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE)

If any word can capture the essence of the world today, it is ‘change.’ The changes are rapid and the world is increasingly fluid rather than rigidly divided as in earlier times, creating both opportunities and tensions. As citizens of today’s world continue to interact in virtual, physical, social, economic, and political arenas, the demands for the ability to speak additional languages continue to grow more dire. As a predominant medium of communication, knowing a foreign language is key not only to improving the life quality of mankind but also in resolving political and economic conflicts, thereby promoting peace and prosperity worldwide.

The Center’s core mission is two-fold:

a) to promote and enact top-notch teacher training activities, effectively addressing critical demands for qualified teachers of Chinese and English, especially in Asia, the Middle East, South America and the US;

b) to pursue classroom-based inquiries that would enrich the Center’s teacher-training activities and contribute more broadly to the general understanding of foreign language learning and teacher preparation.

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The TCSOL One-Year program for the academic year of 2022-2023 will resume in-person teaching, circumstances permitting.

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Currently Accepting Applications

The 2022-2023 TCSOL One-year Certificate Program is currently accepting applications. Please click here to learn more.

CIFLTE 2022 Summer TCSOL/TESOL Dual Certificate Program is currently accepting applications. Please click here to learn more about Summer Program A.

CIFLTE One-on-One Foreign Language Learning Program (AY2022-2023 modules) is currently accepting applications. Please click here to learn more.

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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Phone: 212-678-8378 OR 212-678-4051   


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