COVID-19 Impact on ITA Program

The ITA Program office located in the Student Services Building (SSB) is currently closed to walk-in visitors and we are operating remotely.  All of our testing, courses, and events will be conducted entirely online.

If you have questions regarding ITA testing, courses, or other services, please email us at

For the latest campus updates on the coronavirus situation and the Graduate College’s list of COVID-19 policies and graduate student resources, please visit the links below.

Welcome to the International Teaching Assistant Program website!

international TA in the lab

As a part of UIC’s Graduate College, the International Teaching Assistant Program provides three main services for international teaching assistants (ITAs) and the academic departments that employ them:

  • conducting oral English proficiency testing for all non-native English-speaking TAs in compliance with Illinois state law
  • providing courses to help ITAs improve their English language, communication, and teaching skills
  • offering drop-in workshops and casual social events to give ITAs more opportunities to use their English outside of the classroom

We also organize and run the annual Campus-Wide New TA Orientation.

Note:  The ITA Program does not currently have any available TA positions and does not assist graduate students in finding TA positions.