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Certificate Program in
Chinese to
Speakers of

§       Teachers College
§       Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
§       Asia for Educators

The Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages,
co-sponsored by (1) the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs at
Teachers College, Columbia University, (2) the Chinese Language Program
in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia
University, and (3) Asia for Educators at Columbia University, provides
state-of-the-art training in Chinese pedagogy. Developed and taught by
a world-class team of experts, the program offers a cutting-edge
curriculum that sets trainees on a fast and efficient track to gain
knowledge and skills necessary for operating effectively in the current
and future classroom in various contexts. The program spans 12
week(end)s over one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and is
ideal for both pre-service teachers and in-service teachers who look to
develop or enhance their ability to teach through an accelerated

The program particularly welcomes applications from the following groups of people:
§       College seniors or recent graduates majoring in Chinese studies
§       Guest teachers from China or other Chinese-speaking regions
§       Mandarin speakers in the U.S. certified to teach other subjects
§       Mandarin speakers in the U.S. not yet certified in any subject
The program is currently accepting applications for its 2008-2009
session (Fall 2008-Spring 2009). Application forms can be downloaded at or obtained from

TCSOL Office, Teachers College,
Columbia University
Box 66, 525 W. 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

Completed applications must reach the TCSOL Office by mail or email ( no later than August 15, 2008. Spaces are limited.

Program Schedule: Fall 2008 – Spring 2009 semesters
12 sessions total—each session includes
Friday afternoon and Saturday morning and afternoon

Fall 2008: Sept. 19-20; Oct. 3-4; Oct. 17-18; Oct. 31-Nov. 1; Nov.14-15; Dec.5-6
Spring 2009: Feb.6-7; Feb. 20-21; March 6-7; March 27-28; April 10-11; April 24-25