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Welcome to the Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE)!

 The Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE) at Teachers College, Columbia University currently offers three programs for enrollment: the TCSOL Certificate Program, the TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program, and the CIFLTE Online Foreign Language Learning Program (COF). 

The first two programs are designed to offer state-of-the-art training to students and professionals interested in learning how to teach Chinese and/or English. The COF Program, meanwhile, provides one-on-one and small group language tutoring for a variety  of languages. Tutoring is offered in a blended format, allowing for both face-to-face and online interactions. In addition to our teacher trainer and tutoring programs, the Center also periodically offers workshops on research methodology and/or best instructional practices. You can view upcoming events on our program calendar. 

Please feel free to browse our site to see current and former TCSOL events, newsletters, past student projects, testimonials from students and alumni, and other features of the programs offered at the Center. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

 

Certificate Programs Overview 

 

TCSOL Certificate Program

TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program

2023-24 AY Schedule

Early September - June July 17 - Aug 4, 2023* 

Duration

One academic year Three weeks

Location and Modality

In-person in New York City In-person in Osaka, Japan

Application Deadlines (2023)

Priority deadline: 
January 15, 2023

Final deadline:
April 15, 2023
Priority deadline:
March 17, 2023 

Final deadline:
June 16, 2023

Application Guidelines

  • Application form 
  • Statement of purpose
  • English and/or Chinese language score reports*
  • Academic transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Application fee
  • Application form
  • Statement of purpose
  • English and/or Chinese language score reports*
  • Academic transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Application fee

Tuition

$12,500 for the academic year  TCSOL only: $1,950
TESOL only: $1,950
Dual: $3,900

Documentation

A Certificate of Completion issued by Teachers College, Columbia University A summer certificate jointly issued by Teachers College, Columbia University and by Osaka Gakuin University

 

*We accept scores from TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC for English and from HSK for Chinese. See the individual program pages for more details. 

 

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