TESOL Certificate Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certification

Mission Statement


Through a unique synergy of theory and practice, the Teachers College TESOL Certificate Program prepares graduates to teach English to adult speakers of other languages. Students are taught to adapt and apply principles of communicative language teaching to a variety of settings and learner populations. We emphasize sensitivity to teacher and student diversity, which can include factors such as: cultural, religious, linguistic, educational, and socio-economic background; race and ethnicity; and sexual orientation and gender expression. Graduates are prepared to become active, reflective, and collaborative TESOL professionals in local and international contexts. 

  • Upon completion, students are awarded 28 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) approved by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Learn more about IACET CEUs here.

  • The Program aligns with, and exceeds the standards recommended by TESOL International Association for short-term certificate programs. It also meets and exceeds the 120-hour instruction standard often required for teaching abroad.

  • Students who complete the program can transfer up to 6 credits toward an M.A. degree in Applied Linguistics or TESOL at Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

Program Offerings and Workshops


Full-time Summer Intensive TCP

Part-Time Fall/Spring TCP

Attend a TESOL workshop

Our Events


There are exciting things are on the horizon at the TESOL Certificate Program! Mark your calendars and we hope you'll join us for our upcoming events.

Workshops

June 18, 2022, 10am - 3pm Beyond the Essay: Teaching Knowledge, Skills, and Processes for ESL Writing   

July 16, 2022, 10am - 3pm Pronunciation: Building Autonomy While Teaching the Skills

Register here 

Online Information Sessions and Open Houses 

July 14 2022, 6:00-7:00pm TESOL Certificate Program Online Open House

Sign up here

*Please note: all times listed are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please convert for your own time zone accordingly, if necessary. In addition, due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, some events that are traditionally held on campus may be held online this term.  

Our Community


TCP Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Newsletter

We are happy to share our latest TESOL Certificate Program newsletter for this year. The
newsletter features a spotlight on a current TCP student, a reflection piece by a TCP Mentor, and the latest news on our faculty and alumni, as well as upcoming TCP events and new announcements.

Affiliated Programs


Language Program Management Certificate

Students hold festive Chinese dragon to celebrate

Community Language Program

Community Language Program

M.A. in AL & TESOL

Students smiling in class.

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