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CIFLTE Online Foreign Language Learning Program (COF)
CIFLTE Online Foreign Language Learning (COF) offers state-of-the-art learning of foreign languages primarily online.
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 include English, Italian, and Spanish for the Summer Module 2022 and the Fall Module 2023. Want to learn more? Provide your contact information and any questions at this form here. We will respond within 2 business days! Also, use the from if you wish to learn any other language(s) not listed here. Other languages offered in the past include Hebrew, Urdu, and Arabic.
What we offer:
- Online 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 online 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 Mandarin Chinese (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.
If you have any questions, feel free to use this form here.