Columbia University

School of Continuing Education

TESOL Certificate Program


630 West 169th Street

New York City, NY 10027

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate in TESOL

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Columbia University's TESOL Certificate Program is an intensive eight-week session that prepares students to teach in a variety of academic settings. The classes meet during daytime hours and are offered exclusively during the summer. This is a very intensive program and requires a significant commitment of time. The status of English as an international language and the increasing number of students studying English as a second/foreign language create a need for qualified, well-trained English language teachers. Columbia University’s location in New York City and its commitment to international education create a unique environment for a certificate program in the teaching of English. The courses reflect current theory and practice and are designed for a broad audience including: -recent college graduates seeking to prepare themselves to teach English while living or traveling abroad. -professionals who are contemplating a change of career or returning to work -current teachers who wish to improve their capacity to meet the needs of the growing number of ESL students in their classrooms -English teachers from abroad


Columbia University

International Student Requirements:

Non-native speakers of English must submit TOEFL scores. Please see Web site for detailed admissions information.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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