What is the International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP)?
To receive a tuition benefit for a TA position, ITA Clearance is required for any graduate student whose native language is other than North American English. The candidate must meet two requirements: An adequate level of spoken English proficiency, and completion of ITA training.
August 2013 ITAP Dates
Week of August 12-15, by appointment:
ITAP Spoken English Evaluation (SEE)
Monday, August 19:
ITAP check-in (drop in, times TBA)
Tuesday, August 20 & Wednesday, August 21, 12:00PM – 5:30PM:
ITA Workshop Part 1 (ITA Survival Skills)
Fall Semester, 2013:
ITA Workshop Part 2 (Course evaluations, activities & seminars)
Graduate-level Spoken English Classes
Multiple sections of graduate-level spoken English classes will be offered during Fall Semester. The classes focus on spoken English skills and ITA skills. ITAP participants have priority registration, and some students will be required to attend as part of their route toward ITA Clearance. Oversight by the ITAP assures content appropriate to the needs of graduate students and with timing that accommodates their busy schedules.
Registration for the ITAP
Each department or program registers their international graduate students who need ITA Clearance. Individual students may not register themselves. Students should contact the coordinator in their home department with questions until they are registered.
Spoken English Proficiency
The Speaking score of the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) is used for pre-screening. Students with 25-30 on the iBT Speaking Score gain ITA Clearance automatically once they complete the ITA Workshop. Students whose iBT Speaking Score is below the required 25 and students who do not have an iBT score may take the Spoken English Evaluation (SEE).
Questions? Contact the ITA Program Coordinator: email@example.com