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ITA Courses

Intermediate 1 or 2 Course

  • Versant (phone) Test : Overall ≤ 57

A score in this range indicates low overall proficiency. This means all areas of English proficiency: pronunciation, grammar, fluency, intonation, and vocabulary choice. The best course for this is the Oral Communication course, where you will work on your spoken English fluency by using discourse from your field and the classroom. In addition to working on the pronunciation of individual words, you will be learning phrasal and sentence stress, as well as practicing rhythm and intonation. Assignments will consist of audio taped cassette journals as well as in-class presentations. There is also time allotted for conversational practice with American undergraduates in each class period.


Advanced Class Course

  • Versant (phone) Test : Overall ≥57 minimum

A semester-long 3hour per week class for potential ITAs who have not yet passed the Versant (phone) Test, or who have received a borderline score and been certified to teach through a Microteaching test. The course develops spoken English and presentation skills as related to classroom interaction. At the end of the semester students can take a Versant (phone) test and/or a Microteaching test on the recommendation of the instructor.

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