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Prospective Students

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 four programs: the TCSOL One-year Certificate program in New York City, the TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Programs in Macau and Osaka, and the CIFLTE One-on-One 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 provides one-on-one tutoring in a number of languages in a blended format involving both face-to-face and online interactions. In addition, the center periodically offers workshops on research methodology and/or best instructional practices. 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.

 

All Certificate Programs - Overview 
 One-Year TCSOL in New York (2021-2022 Online Only)TCSOL/TESOL in Macau (Summer 2021 Online Only)TCSOL/TESOL in Osaka (Summer 2021 Online Only)
Schedule Sept., 2021 - May, 2022 July, 2021 July - August, 2021

Application Deadline

May 30 (priority)

August 1 (final)

April 4 (priority)

June 6 (final)

April 4 (priority)

June 20 (final)

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
  • Academic transcripts
  • English language proficiency test**
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Application fee
  • Application form
  • Statement of purpose
  • Academic transcripts
  • English language proficiency test**
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Application fee

*We accept scores from TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC for English and from HSK for Chinese.

**We accept scores from CET/TOEFL/IELTS/TOEIC/EIKEN for English and from HSK for Chinese

 

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