Teachers College Launches Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese at Beijing Center

January 07, 2015

This two-week summer certificate program in TCSOL is open to second language teachers and researchers from mainland China and neighboring regions and countries. Attendees will receive a certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University upon successful completion of the course work.


· July 4 to 18 (10 days on weekdays, weekends not included)

· 5 hours/day: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


· Beijing Language and Culture University, No. 15 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing

Tuition: $ 1,200


Han, Professor of Language and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
ZhaoHong Han is professor of Language and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she conducts research, teaches graduate courses, and directs the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program. Her research interests are broadly in second language learnability, second language teachability, and their interface. Her work on fossilization, corrective feedback, second language thinking for speaking, second language reading and vocabulary development, second language reading instruction, and second language ab initio input processing has appeared in a variety of journals and books. Dr. Han is the recipient of the 2003 International TESOL Heinle and Heinle Distinguished Research Award, and a repeated recipient of the Teachers College, Columbia University Outstanding Teacher Award.

Lening Liu, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Director Of Chinese Language Program, Columbia University. Lening Liu was born and raised in Xi’an, China. In 1977, right after the Cultural Revolution, he entered college as part of an extremely select group of students to finally end years of disruption of higher learning in China. After receiving a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Shaanxi Normal University in 1982, and a MA in History of Chinese Language in 1985, he came to the United States in 1990 and studied linguistics at the University of Florida. He joined Columbia’s faculty in 1995 and received his Ph.D. in 1996. Liu’s research interests are in the areas of historical syntax, discourse grammar and Chinese language pedagogy. He has published a number of articles on the evolution of Chinese conjunctive adverbs, the rhetorical structures of Chinese, the history and innovation of Chinese pedagogy, etc. Courses he has taught include Introduction to Classical Chinese, Readings in Classical Chinese, History of Chinese Language, Educational Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Pedagogy and all levels of Modern Chinese. Currently, Liu is Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Confucius Institute Director of Chinese Language Pedagogy. He also directs the Chinese Language Program and serves as the co-director of the Certificate Program of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

The TCSOL Summer Program in Beijing is currently accepting applications for the 2015 session.

Application deadline: June 25, 2015 (Space is limited. Please apply early.)

Application requirements:

· Application form (please click to download)

· Statement of purpose

· Academic transcripts

· English proficiency scores (e.g. TOFEL, IELTS, TOIEC, TEM-4/8, CET-4/6)

· Resume/CV

Application fee: $100

How to apply: Please email your application with the above required materials to [email protected].

Click here to download the TCSOL Beijing Summer Program Flyer for detailed information.

Any questions regarding the programs can be directed to the TCSOL program office ([email protected])


Related Links:

TCSOL Beijing Summer Program Flyer 国际汉语师资认证暑期培训项目简介宣传册

Application Deadlines 申请截止日期

Tuition and Fees 学费及报名费

Course Schedule 课程安排

Apply to the Program 在线申请

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