Teachers' Training Programs at the Teachers College in Columbia University


The Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE) at Teachers College, Columbia University has two core missions: promoting top-notch teacher training activities and advancing classroom-based inquiries that would enhance the Center's teacher training activities. Currently, the Center offers three Chinese/English teacher training programs: a one-year program in TCSOL in New York and two overseas summer programs in TCSOL/TESOL, one in Macau and one in Osaka. The programs appeal to both pre- and in-service teachers who aspire to receiving systematic training in task-based language teaching (TBLT), a researched pedagogy that can help language learners develop a functional competence in using the target language. Please see below for more information about the program schedules, application deadline, and how to apply. 

Program schedule
  • New York one-year program: September 2020 - May 2021 
  • Macau summer program: July 13th, 2020 - July 31st, 2020
  • Osaka summer program: July 20th, 2020 - August 7th, 2020 
Application priority deadline: March 29th, 2020 
How to apply: Email application documents to ciflte@tc.columbia.edu
Contact CIFLTE: Email ciflte@tc.columbia.edu | Call 212-678-8378 | Follow us on Wechat: TCSOLColumbia 
Center for International Foreign Language Teacher Education (CIFLTE) 
Office: 360 Grace Dodge Hall, Teachers College, Columbia University 
Mail: 525 W. 120th Street, Box 66, New York, NY 10027
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