The Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) 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 current and future classrooms 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 program.
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 from 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
Professionals considering a career change
Individuals looking for a professional career
Applications are being sought for the 2012-2013 year; learn more at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/tcsol