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International Graduate Teaching Assistants

A teaching assistantship is an exciting opportunity to share your expertise and academic interests with undergraduate students. In exchange for your service, you will receive a monthly salary, an institutional contribution toward the graduate-assistant-only health insurance premium and tuition remission to help offset the costs of your education.

Teaching requires a firm knowledge of the course material and the ability to communicate effectively with your students. If your native language is not English, you are required to take the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) test before serving as a graduate teaching assistant. The speaking section of the iBT is designed to assess your spoken English skills and, more specifically, help determine how comprehensible you will be in front of a classroom of undergraduate students.

Subsequent evaluation will be based on other considerations, such as individual assessment provided at the end of further English language training.

Guidelines for the Assignment of International GTAs