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CIFLTE One-on-One Foreign Language Learning Program (COF)

CIFLTE One-on-One Foreign Language Learning (COF) offers state-of-the-art learning of foreign languages primarily online (due to the current COVID19 pandemic, no in-person session is offered for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021).

The main language offered is Mandarin taught by Chinese instructors who are trained in cutting-edge, foreign language teaching methodology, at the Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE) at Teachers College, Columbia University

Other languages offered for Spring 2021 include Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Persian, English, French, Spanish, and German

If you wish to learn any other language(s), please send your inquiries to [Other languages offered in the past include Hebrew, Urdu, and Arabic.]


What we offer:

  • One-on-one language lessons with well-trained language instructors.
  • Two tuition options: 25 or 10 hours of live language lessons.
  • Level-appropriate instruction for everyone - from complete beginners to intermediate and advanced learners.
  • Lessons tailored to specific needs.
  • Flexibility in negotiating a schedule that works for you if you study with a private instructor.
  • International?  No problem!  The one-one-one option can reach learners located anywhere with a high-speed Internet connection.

This program is ideal for learners who:

  • are looking to develop proficiency in Chinese Mandarin (or other languages)
  • wish to do business with target-language regions 
  • are interested in exploring and traveling target-language regions
  • are looking to be taught, by an authentic and well-qualified instructor, without having to travel a long distance to do so
  • have a hectic schedule and need to learn at a time that is convenient
  • are in need of lessons specifically tailored to personal learning goals


Why choose COF at CIFLTE?

Here, at the Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE), we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of language teaching and learning.  Our distinguished faculty, hailing from Teachers College, Columbia University, put our instructors through an academically rigorous training program, designed using state-of-the-art educational research that provides a quality of training that is simply unmatched. 


How to apply: 

To apply, please submit an application form.


Contact us:

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