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.