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.