International Teaching Assistant Workshop

2015 ITA Workshop: July 20 - August 7

Texas Tech University Operating Policy 64.03 requires that the appointment of international students as teaching assistants be made only after certification of English proficiency and readiness for the classroom. The International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Workshop is conducted each summer to assess and improve the language skills of prospective ITAs.

Academic departments refer students to the ITA program, which is required of all prospective ITAs. Currently, the program consists of a 3-week summer workshop.

Four follow-up courses are offered:

  • ESL 5301 - Advanced Writing for International Students
  • ESL 5310 - Spoken English Fluency
  • ESL 5312 - Academic Communication for ITAs
  • ESL 5315 - Academic Writing

These courses are for students whose evaluations during the workshop do not qualify them to teach immediately. (Please note: This is not a web site for information on graduate school admission. For more information on that please consult the TTU Graduate School).

Spring 2015 ESL Classes

  • ESL 5312:001 T TR 9:30 – 10:50 AM, Academic Communication for International Teaching Assistants, Gorsuch, Must have permission of instructor to enter course, students must have a SPEAK score of 40 or 45 (preferred), and must have a performance test score of 38 or above.
  • ESL 5310:001, T TR 3:30 - 4:50 PM, Spoken English Fluency, Griffee
  • ESL 5310:002, T TR 12:30 -1:50 PM, Spoken English Fluency, Leverett
  • ESL 5315:001 T TR 12:30 – 1:50 PM, Academic Writing, Griffee

For information regarding ITA Workshop registration, please contact the academic advisor in your department at Texas Tech University. You cannot register yourself for the workshop. Only your TTU graduate advisor may do so.