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TCSOL/TESOL Dual Certificate Summer Program in Osaka, Japan
The TCSOL/TESOL Dual Certificate Summer Program is a collaborative program co-sponsored by the Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE) at Teachers College, Columbia University and by Osaka Gakuin University in Osaka, Japan. This dual certificate program provides intensive training in the teaching of both Chinese and English. Participants, however, have the option of obtaining either a single certificate either in TCSOL or TESOL, or a dual TCSOL/TESOL certificate.
The TCSOL/TESOL Dual Certificate Summer Program especially encourages applicants who are
- MA students/graduates in Chinese linguistics, English, Bilingual or Multilingual Education,
- College seniors in Chinese linguistics, English, Bilingual or Multilingual Education,
- Teachers of Chinese or English looking to enhance their teaching expertise,
- Professionals considering a career change, or
- Individuals seeking to acquire a new skill
Students who successfully complete the TCSOL/TESOL Dual Certificate Summer Program will receive a certificate jointly issued by Teachers College, Columbia University and Osaka Gakuin University to acknowledge their participation and achievement in the program. Attending the TCSOL/TESOL Dual Certificate Summer Program will also provide a significant advantage to applicants who decide to continue on to the TCSOL One-year Certificate Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. With the foundation that the summer program provides, students will be better equipped for the rigorous program at Teachers College. Application priority for the TCSOL One-Year Certificate Program will be given to students who demonstrate their ability during the summer program. Additionally, applicants who successfully complete the summer program will be eligible for a reduction of the tuition fee for the one-year courses, should they be admitted to the TCSOL Certificate Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.