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TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program in Osaka | Online

 

ANNOUNCEMENT (April 2nd, 2020): Due to the current concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Osaka 2020 summer program is offered ONLY online. The certificates awarded remain the same.

 

The TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program in Osaka 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. This dual certificate program provides intensive training in the teaching of both Chinese and English. Participants, however, have the options of obtaining a single certificate either in TCSOL, TESOL, or both.

>> CIFLTE now offers two options of the Osaka program - an on-site option in Osaka and a new online option. 

>> Tuition/fees and application requirements apply to both options.

The Osaka Program

- Target Audience: Aspiring pre-service and in-service teachers who can travel to and study in Osaka for 2 to 3 weeks.

- Key Features: In-person intensive instruction and classroom discussion; Immediate opportunities for questions  for and feedback from the instructors; Exposure to the academic and cultural environment of the hosting university

- Duration: July 20th - August 7th, 2020

The Online Program

Target Audience: Aspiring pre-service and in-service teachers not being able to travel to and study in Osaka for 2 to 3 weeks.

- Key Features: Rigorous and unparalleled design to best promote attendees' development; Asynchronous to provide maximal flexibility allowing self-paced study; Primary online activities include mostly reading and online discussions; Participation from home country/city

Duration: July 20th - August 7th, 2020

The TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate 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

  • Individuals seeking to acquire a new skill

Students who successfully complete the TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program will receive a certificate jointly issued by Teachers College, Columbia University and Osaka Gakuin Univeristy to acknowledge their participation and achievement in the program. Attending the TCSOL/TESOL Summer Dual Certificate Program will also give a significant advantage to applicants who decide to continue on to the TCSOL One-year 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 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 Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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